Definition of TANNING

  1. (noun)process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
  2. (noun)beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
  3. (noun)making leather from rawhide
  4. (verb)treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
  5. (verb)get a tan, from wind or sun