Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A tan color on the skin resulting from exposure to the sun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In humans a brown or darkened coloration of the skin caused by exposure to ultraviolet light.
  • v. To obtain a suntan by exposure to ultraviolet light.
  • v. To attempt to obtain a suntan.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. get a tan from being exposed to the sun
  • n. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • If you use those skin tanning products, what I refer to as a suntan in a bottle, I would recommend this product to you.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • Toward the end of the dinner, she excused herself to go soak in suntan lotions and to lie down and read.

    Bienvenidos a San Blas, a short story

  • -- Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally says Obama has "suntan" -- Obama's relatives in Kenya celebrate his win -- Liberal celebrities angry at California's passage of Proposition 8 marriage bill -- White House pet Barney Bush bites a reporter!

    Dakota Voice

  • When it's a sign of leisure to lie in the sun all day while others work in an office, then a suntan is a must-have.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Keyword suntan lotion is a formulated substance that we use to guard from third degree burns, skin cancers, and other conditions that cause unrestrained exposure to sunlight.

    ReadABlog.com New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • Keyword suntan lotion is a devised substance that we use to protect from third degree burns, skin cancers, and other conditions that cause unrestrained exposure to daylight.

    ReadABlog.com New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • While Kirk is 50 and divorced, Giannoulias recently got engaged in Paris and, like Brown, is athletic, energetic and personable, even if his suntan is a little surprising for freezing Chicago.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • A suntan is the skin's way of showing damage to sun exposure.

    The Times-Reporter Home RSS

  • Mr. Berlusconi made the remark while meeting President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia, saying that Senator Barack Obama's good looks, his youth and his so-called suntan were "all the qualities" for Mr. Medvedev and the future president to "develop a good working relationship."

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • TPA researchers compiled the costs of Insurance Premium Tax, Air Passenger Duty and VAT on a typical basket of pre-holiday purchases such as suntan lotion and swimming trunks, and discovered that every individual going on holiday abroad pays an average of Ā£30 in tax, and more if you are flying long-haul.

    Not Holiday Reading

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.