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 for tan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tan \Tan\, v. i.
     To get or become tanned.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     2. To make brown; to imbrown, as by exposure to the rays of
        the sun; as, to tan the skin.
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     3. To thrash or beat; to flog; to switch; as, to tan a
        disobedient child's hide. [Colloq.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tan \Tan\, n. [Chin.]
     See Picul.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tan
      adj 1: of a light yellowish-brown color
      n 1: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays
           of the sun [syn: tan, suntan, sunburn, burn]
      2: a light brown the color of topaz [syn: tan, topaz]
      3: ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled
         triangle [syn: tangent, tan]
      v 1: treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert
           them into leather
      2: get a tan, from wind or sun [syn: tan, bronze]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  TAN
         Table / Total Area Network
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

  TAN
         TransAction Number (banking)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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.
  

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