Definitions for talltɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. having a relatively great height or stature.

  2. having stature or height as specified:

    a man six feet tall.

  3. large in amount or degree:

    a tall price.

  4. exaggerated; improbable:

    a tall tale.

  5. high-flown; grandiloquent:

    tall talk.

  6. Obs. valiant.

  7. (adv.)in a proud, erect manner:

    to stand tall.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. (n.)a garment size for tall persons.

    Category: Clothing

  9. a garment in this size.

Origin of tall:

bef. 1000; ME: comely, proper, ready, OE getæl quick, ready


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tall(adjective)ɔl

    of greater than average height

    He's very tall.; a tall tree/building

  2. tallɔl

    used to give a measurement of height

    a woman who is under four feet tall; The building is 40 stories tall.

  3. tallɔl

    sth that will be difficult to achieve

    Finding a house under $300,000 around here is a tall order.


  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

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

Translations for tall

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of people and thin or narrow objects such as buildings or trees) higher than normal

a tall man/tree.

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