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Meaning of TALL

Pronunciation:  tol

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
  2. [adj]  great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
 

TALL is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: full-length, gangling, gangly, grandiloquent, in height(p), lanky, leggy, long, long-legged, long-shanked, magniloquent, rangy, rhetorical, stately, statuesque, tall-growing, tallish
 
 Antonyms: short
 
 See Also: big, high, large

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tall\, a. [Compar. {Taller}; superl. {Tallest}.] [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.]
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. [Obs.]

         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.
   [Obs. or Slang] --B. Jonson.

Syn: High; lofty.

Usage: {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.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

TAC List Language.

["TALL - A List Processor for the Philco 2000", J. Feldman, CACM 5(9):484-485 (Sep 1962)].

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are taller than someone indicates that you may be looking down on that person. You may feel that you are now above him or her. Alternatively, it represents authority and pride. Dreaming that others are taller than you, suggests that you may have a tendency to overlook things. Perhaps you feel that a higher power is always looking over you and judging your actions.
 

 

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