Definition of Tale

1. Noun. A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program. "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

Exact synonyms: Narration, Narrative, Story
Specialized synonyms: Tearjerker, Tall Tale, Folk Tale, Folktale, Sob Story, Sob Stuff, Fairy Story, Fairy Tale, Fairytale, Nursery Rhyme
Generic synonyms: Content, Message, Subject Matter, Substance
Specialized synonyms: Canterbury Tales
Derivative terms: Narrate, Narrate, Tell, Tell



2. Noun. A trivial lie. "How can I stop my child from telling stories?"
Exact synonyms: Fib, Story, Taradiddle, Tarradiddle
Generic synonyms: Lie, Prevarication
Specialized synonyms: Cock-and-bull Story, Fairy Story, Fairy Tale, Fairytale, Song And Dance
Derivative terms: Fib

Definition of Tale

1. n. See Tael.

2. n. That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.

3. v. i. To tell stories.

Definition of Tale

1. Noun. (obsolete) Number. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) Account; estimation; regard; heed. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Speech; language. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse. ¹

5. Noun. (legal obsolete) A count; declaration. ¹

6. Noun. (rare or archaic) Numbering; enumeration; reckoning; account; count. ¹

7. Noun. (rare or archaic) A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum. ¹

8. Noun. (rare or archaic) A report of any matter; a relation; a version. ¹

9. Noun. An account of an asserted fact or circumstance; a rumour; a report, especially an idle or malicious story; a piece of gossip or slander; a lie. ¹

10. Noun. a type of story. ¹

11. Noun. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration. ¹

12. Noun. (slang) The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark (sense 3.3) of a confidence game ¹

13. Verb. (dialectal or obsolete) To speak; discourse; tell tales. ¹

14. Verb. (dialectal chiefly Scotland) To reckon; consider (someone) to have something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tale

1. a story [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tale

1. 1. That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story. "The tale of Troy divine." . "In such manner rime is Dante's tale." . "We spend our years as a tale that is told." (Ps. Xc. 9) 2. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated. "The ignorant, . . . Who measure by tale, and not by weight." (Hooker) "And every shepherd tells his tale, Under the hawthornn in the dale." (Milton) "In packing, they keep a just tale of the number." (Carew) 3. A count or declaration. To tell tale of, to make account of. "Therefore little tale hath he told Of any dream, so holy was his heart." (Chaucer) Synonym: Anecdote, story, fable, incident, memoir, relation, account, legend, narrative. Origin: AS. Talu number, speech, narrative; akin to D. Taal speech, language, G. Zahl number, OHG. Zala, Icel. Tal, tala, number, speech, Sw. Tal, Dan. Tal number, tale speech, Goth. Talzjan to instruct. Cf. Tell, Toll a tax, also Talk. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tale

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talcosis
talcous
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talcum
talcum powder
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tale (current term)
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tale of the tape
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