Definition of Tall

1. Noun. A garment size for a tall person.

Generic synonyms: Size



2. Adjective. Great in vertical dimension; high in stature. "Tall ships"

3. Adjective. Lofty in style. "He engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
Exact synonyms: Grandiloquent, Magniloquent
Similar to: Rhetorical
Derivative terms: Grandiloquence, Magniloquence

4. Adjective. Impressively difficult. "A tall order"
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Difficult, Hard

5. Adjective. Too improbable to admit of belief. "A tall story"
Exact synonyms: Improbable, Marvellous, Marvelous
Similar to: Incredible, Unbelievable
Derivative terms: Improbableness

Definition of Tall

1. a. 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.

Definition of Tall

1. Adjective. (obsolete) obsequious; obedient ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) bold; brave; courageous; valiant ¹

4. Adjective. (archaic) fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent; being of more than average height ¹

5. Adjective. (context: of a person) 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 ¹

6. Adjective. (context: of a building, etc.) Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high ¹

7. Adjective. (context: of a story) Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale ¹

8. Adjective. (chiefly US of a cup of coffee) A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tall

1. having great height [adj TALLER, TALLEST] / a garment size for tall persons [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tall

1. 1. 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. "Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall." (Milton) 2. Brave; bold; courageous. "As tall a trencherman As e'er demolished a pye fortification." (Massinger) "His companions, being almost in despair of victory, were suddenly recomforted by Sir William Stanley, which came to succors with three thousand tall men." (Grafton) 3. Fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive. Synonym: High, lofty. Tall, High, Lofty. High is the generic term, and is applied to anything which is elevated or raised above another thing. Tall specifically describes that which has a small diameter in proportion to its height; hence, we speak of a tall man, a tall steeple, a tall mast, etc, but not of a tall hill. Lofty has a special reference to the expanse above us, and denotes an imposing height; as, a lofty mountain; a lofty room. Tall is now properly applied only to physical objects; high and lofty have a moral acceptation; as, high thought, purpose, etc.; lofty aspirations; a lofty genius. Lofty is the stronger word, and is usually coupled with the grand or admirable. Origin: OE. Tal seemly, elegant, docile (?); of uncertain origin; cf. AS. Un-tala, un-tale, bad, Goth. Untals indocile, disobedient, uninstructed, or W. & Corn. Tal high, Ir. Talla meet, fit, proper, just. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tall

talking out of turn
talking past
talking picture
talking point
talking points
talking shop
talking shops
talking to
talkings
talks
talks past
talkshow
talkshows
talksome
talky
tall (current term)
tall(a)
tall-case clock
tall-case clocks
tall-growing
tall bellflower
tall bilberry
tall crowfoot
tall cupflower
tall drink of water
tall gallberry holly
tall goldenrod

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