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Picul \Pic"ul\, n. [Jav. & Malay pikul, fr. pikul to carry on the back, to carry a burden; n., a man's burden.] A commercial weight varying in different countries and for different commodities. In Borneo it is 1355/8 lbs.; in China and Sumatra, 1331/2 lbs.; in Japan, 1331/3 lbs.; but sometimes 130 lbs., etc. Called also, by the Chinese, {tan}. [Written also {pecul}, and {pecal}.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tan \Tan\, v. i.
     To get or become tanned.
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Tan \Tan\, a.
     Of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.
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     {Black and tan}. See under {Black}, a.
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Tan \Tan\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tanned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tanning}.] [F. tanner, LL. tannare. See {Tan}, n.]
     1. To convert (the skin of an animal) into leather, as by usual process of steeping it in an infusion of oak or some other bark, whereby it is impregnated with tannin, or tannic acid (which exists in several species of bark), and is thus rendered firm, durable, and in some degree impervious to water. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The essential result in tanning is due to the fact that the tannins form, with gelatins and albuminoids, a series of insoluble compounds which constitute leather. Similar results may be produced by the use of other reagents in place of tannin, as alum, and some acids or chlorides, which are employed in certain processes of tanning. [1913 Webster]

     2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of the sun; as, to tan the skin. [1913 Webster]

     3. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a disobedient child's hide. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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Tan \Tan\, n. [Chin.]
     See {Picul}.
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Tan \Tan\, n. [F. tan, perhaps fr. Armor. tann an oak, oak bar; or of Teutonic origin; cf. G. tanne a fir, OHG. tanna a fir, oak, MHG. tan a forest. Cf. {Tawny}.]
     1. The bark of the oak, and some other trees, bruised and broken by a mill, for tanning hides; -- so called both before and after it has been used. Called also {tan bark}. [1913 Webster]

     2. A yellowish-brown color, like that of tan.
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     3. A brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun; as, hands covered with tan. [1913 Webster]

     {Tan bed} (Hort.), a bed made of tan; a bark bed.

     {Tan pickle}, the liquor used in tanning leather.

     {Tan spud}, a spud used in stripping bark for tan from trees.


     {Tan stove}. See {Bark stove}, under {Bark}.

     {Tan vat}, a vat in which hides are steeped in liquor with tan. [1913 Webster]

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colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of {colorless}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {changeable, chatoyant, iridescent, shot}; {deep, rich}; {flaming}; {fluorescent, glowing}; {prismatic}; {psychedelic}; {red, ruddy, flushed, empurpled}]

     Syn: colourful.
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     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of {colorless} or {dull}. [Narrower terms: {brave, fine, gay, glorious}; {flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained}; {flashy, gaudy, jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty}; {picturesque}] [WordNet 1.5]

     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey; as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of {colorless} and {monochrome}.

     Note: [Narrower terms: {tinted}; {touched, tinged}; {amber, brownish-yellow, yellow-brown}; {amethyst}; {auburn, reddish-brown}; {aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden}; {azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue}; {bicolor, bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome}; {blue, bluish, light-blue, dark-blue}; {blushful, blush-colored, rosy}; {bottle-green}; {bronze, bronzy}; {brown, brownish, dark-brown}; {buff}; {canary, canary-yellow}; {caramel, caramel brown}; {carnation}; {chartreuse}; {chestnut}; {dun}; {earth-colored, earthlike}; {fuscous}; {green, greenish, light-green, dark-green}; {jade, jade-green}; {khaki}; {lavender, lilac}; {mauve}; {moss green, mosstone}; {motley, multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured, painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied, varicolored, varicoloured}; {mousy, mouse-colored}; {ocher, ochre}; {olive-brown}; {olive-drab}; {olive}; {orange, orangish}; {peacock-blue}; {pink, pinkish}; {purple, violet, purplish}; {red, blood-red, carmine, cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red, scarlet}; {red, reddish}; {rose, roseate}; {rose-red}; {rust, rusty, rust-colored}; {snuff, snuff-brown, snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored, snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown}; {sorrel, brownish-orange}; {stone, stone-gray}; {straw-color, straw-colored, straw-coloured}; {tan}; {tangerine}; {tawny}; {ultramarine}; {umber}; {vermilion, vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red}; {yellow, yellowish}; {yellow-green}; {avocado}; {bay}; {beige}; {blae bluish-black or gray-blue)}; {coral}; {creamy}; {cress green, cresson, watercress}; {hazel}; {honey, honey-colored}; {hued(postnominal)}; {magenta}; {maroon}; {pea-green}; {russet}; {sage, sage-green}; {sea-green}] [Also See: {chromatic}, {colored}, {dark}, {light}.]

     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
          [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

TAN
   adj.

      [Usenet, particularly rec.arts.sf.written.robert-jordan] Abbrev. of
      ?tangent?, as in ?off on a tangent?, and synonym for {OT}. A number of hacker-humor synonyms are used for TAN in some newsgroups. Instances such as BEIGE, OFF-WHITE, BROWNISH-GRAY, and LIGHT BROWN have been observed. It is generally understood on newsgroups with this convention that any color descriptor is a TAN synonym if (a) used as the first word(s) of the topic of a Usenet post, (b) written in ALL CAPS, and (c) followed immediately by a colon. Usage: ?OFF-WHITE: 2000 Presidential candidates? on an SF newsgroup.


The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

TAN
         Table / Total Area Network


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

TAN
         TransAction Number (banking)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "tan":
     arrange, beige, bronze, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, burn, chocolate, cinnamon, clear for action, clear the decks, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, cure, deploy, drab, dress, dress down, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, embrown, fawn, fawn-colored, fix, fix up, flax, fuscous, get ready, give a dressing-down, grege, hazel, hide, infuscate, khaki, larrup, lather, leather, lick, lurid, make arrangements, make preparations, make ready, marshal, mobilize, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, paddle, plan, prearrange, prep, prepare, pretreat, process, provide, put in shape, ready, ready up, rust, seal, seal-brown, sepia, settle preliminaries, snuff-colored, sorrel, sunburn, suntan, taupe, tawny, toast, toast-brown, treat, trim, try out, umber, umber-colored, wallop, walnut, walnut-brown, welt, whale, yellowish-brown


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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