What does tall mean?

Definitions for talltɔl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tall.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tall(adj)

    a garment size for a tall person

  2. tall(adj)

    great in vertical dimension; high in stature

    "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"

  3. grandiloquent, magniloquent, tall(adj)

    lofty in style

    "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"

  4. tall(a)(adj)

    impressively difficult

    "a tall order"

  5. improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)(adj)

    too improbable to admit of belief

    "a tall story"


  1. tall(Adjective)

    obsequious; obedient

  2. tall(Adjective)

    seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome

  3. tall(Adjective)

    bold; brave; courageous; valiant

  4. tall(Adjective)

    fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent; being of more than average height

  5. tall(Adjective)

    Having a vertical extent greater than the average. For example, somebody with a height of over 6 feet would generally be considered to be tall

  6. tall(Adjective)

    Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high

  7. tall(Adjective)

    Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale

  8. tall(Adjective)

    A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces

  9. Origin: From tall, talle, tal, from *, getæl, from talaz, from dol-. Cognate with tal, tel, gital, gizal, 033F033D03440330033B0343.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tall

    high in stature; having a considerable, or an unusual, extension upward; long and comparatively slender; having the diameter or lateral extent small in proportion to the height; as, a tall person, tree, or mast

  2. Tall

    brave; bold; courageous

  3. Tall

    fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tall

    tawl, adj. high, esp. in stature: lofty: long: sturdy: bold: courageous: great, remarkable: demanding much credulity, hardly to be believed.—n. Tall′ness. [Ety. very dub.; perh. conn. with W. tal, large.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2279

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2632

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tall' in Adjectives Frequency: #258


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tall in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sir Walter Scott:

    He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit.

  2. Jimmy Dickens:

    You're so tall, if you fell down, you'd be halfway home when you got up.

  3. Graca Machel:

    Looking back, I imagine him tall and proud, walking, and all of them rising to welcome him.

  4. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    Regardless of the commission's decision ... it was all, without doubt, a coup attempt and we have stood tall against this.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    As I understand him, he's talking about a very tall wall -- a beautiful tall wall, better than the Great Wall of China, it's just fantasy.

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