"tans" in the noun sense
1. tan, suntan, sunburn, burn
a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
2. tan, topaz
a light brown the color of topaz
3. tangent, tan
ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
"tans" in the verb sense
treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
2. tan, bronze
get a tan, from wind or sun
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