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  1. Tell, William Tell(verb)

    a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)

  2. state, say, tell(verb)

    express in words

    "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

  3. tell(verb)

    let something be known

    "Tell them that you will be late"

  4. tell, narrate, recount, recite(verb)

    narrate or give a detailed account of

    "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

  5. order, tell, enjoin, say(verb)

    give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

    "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"

  6. tell(verb)

    discern or comprehend

    "He could tell that she was unhappy"

  7. assure, tell(verb)

    inform positively and with certainty and confidence

    "I tell you that man is a crook!"

  8. tell, evidence(verb)

    give evidence

    "he was telling on all his former colleague"

  9. distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart(verb)

    mark as different

    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Tell(verb)

    to mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money

  2. Tell(verb)

    to utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate

  3. Tell(verb)

    to make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge

  4. Tell(verb)

    to give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform

  5. Tell(verb)

    to order; to request; to command

  6. Tell(verb)

    to discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins

  7. Tell(verb)

    to make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate

  8. Tell(verb)

    to give an account; to make report

  9. Tell(verb)

    to take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells

  10. Tell(noun)

    that which is told; tale; account

  11. Tell(noun)

    a hill or mound

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  1. Tell

    A tell or tel, is a type of archaeological mound created by human occupation and abandonment of a geographical site over many centuries. A classic tell looks like a low, truncated cone with a flat top and sloping sides.

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  1. Tell

    a fertile strip of land of 47 m. of average breadth in North-West Africa, between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea; produces cereals, wine, &c.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tell' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #331

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tell' in Written Corpus Frequency: #178

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tell' in Verbs Frequency: #24

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