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Definition of "tanning" []

  • The art or process of making leather from rawhides. (noun)
  • Browning of the skin by exposure to sun and weather. (noun)
  • Informal A beating; a whipping. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tanning" in a sentence
  • "The news that: Courses in tanning are worth the same in school league tables as A-level maths papers, it emerged yesterday."
  • "Fake tanning is actually worse than sitting out in the sun because the rays are closer."
  • "If tanning is worthy topic of scrutiny by Beck and his deep thinking guest, they need to look no further than their own John Boehner, a man who has turned orange before our eyes."