a garment size for a tall person
great in vertical dimension; high in stature
"tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
grandiloquent, magniloquent, tall(adj)
lofty in style
"he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
"a tall order"
improbable, marvelous, marvellous, tall(a)(adj)
too improbable to admit of belief
"a tall story"
seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome
bold; brave; courageous; valiant
fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent; being of more than average height
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
Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high
Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale
A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces
Origin: From tall, talle, tal, from *, getæl, from talaz, from dol-. Cognate with tal, tel, gital, gizal, 033F033D03440330033B0343.
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
brave; bold; courageous
fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2279
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'tall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2632
Rank popularity for the word 'tall' in Adjectives Frequency: #258
The numerical value of tall in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of tall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit.
You're so tall, if you fell down, you'd be halfway home when you got up.
Looking back, I imagine him tall and proud, walking, and all of them rising to welcome him.
Regardless of the commission's decision ... it was all, without doubt, a coup attempt and we have stood tall against this.
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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Translations for tall
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- bras, uhelBreton
- hoch, großGerman
- kõrge, pikkEstonian
- korkea, pitkä, kookasFinnish
- høgur, háurFaroese
- grand, hautFrench
- लम्बा, ऊँचा, ऊंचा, लंबाHindi
- բարձրահասակ, բարձրArmenian
- 背が高い, 高い, 背の高いJapanese
- 키가 큰, 높다Korean
- garš, augstsLatvian
- ट्या, लंबाटाMarathi
- လံဗား, မြင့်Burmese
- ongeloofwaardig, lang, groot, hoogDutch
- جګ, لوړPashto, Pushto
- alto, exageradoPortuguese
- высо́кий, ро́слыйRussian
- vìsok, вѝсокSerbo-Croatian
- hög, långSwedish
- uzun, yüksekTurkish
- اونچا, لمباUrdu
- cao, 高Vietnamese
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