AskDefine | Define suntan

Dictionary Definition

suntan n : a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun [syn: tan, sunburn, burn] v : get a tan from being exposed to the sun

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In humans a brown or darkened coloration of the skin caused by exposure to ultraviolet light.


darkened coloration of the skin


  1. To obtain a suntan by exposure to ultraviolet light.
  2. To attempt to obtain a suntan.


to obtain a suntan


to attempt to obtain a suntan

Extensive Definition

Can refer to:
  • Sun tanning
  • a tan colored military uniform worn typically in the summer
  • the pants of a such a uniform or of similar design
  • in fashion, a garment of light-brown color.
  • SUNTAN was a Boston and later New York City-based alternative-psychedelic band.
  • The Lockheed CL-400 Suntan concept aircraft
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