Crossword clues for tale
- Something to spin
- "The Gift of the Magi," e.g.
- Fisherman's story
- Grimm offering
- Uncle Remus offering
- Poe product
- Hard-to-believe story
- It may be supernatural
- Any Poe story
- A fisherman might bring back a big one
- Chaucer offering
- Output from Washington Irving
- Related thing
- "Treasure Island," e.g.
- Fisherman's whopper?
- Poe story, e.g.
- Recitation by Scheherazade
- Fireside recitation
- "Treasure Island," for one
- Something to weave
- Something that's related
- Fisherman's relation?
- It's often handed down
- One can be tall
- Dickens wrote one about two cities
- 88-Across, for one
- Scheherazade offering
- It might be spun around a campfire
- Fish story
- Offering from the Brothers Grimm
- Campfire story
- Woven piece
- Something not to be believed
- Account from Scheherazade
- Minstrel's offering
- "Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox," e.g.
- "The Twilight Zone" episode, usually
- Bit of campfire entertainment
- See 47-Across
- It may be recounted
- Shakespeare's "The Winter's ___"
- An account describing incidents or events
- A trivial lie
- Chaucer piece
- Doubtful story
- Tall writing?
- Poe writing
- Spun yarn
- Fisherman's offering?
- Suspicious story
- Sailor's tall one
- "Peter Rabbit," for one
- Some story
- A fisherman may spin one
- Ballad, often
- It's hard to believe
- Woolly yarn
- Scheherazade specialty
- It may be spun at sea
- Tall story
- Big lie
- Don't believe it
- It may be spun
- Something spun
- A fisherman may bring one home
- It may be tall
- Romance, e.g.
- Load of bunk
- It's tall when exaggerated
- Yarn that is spun
- Writing of Chaucer
- Wife of Bath's offering
- Romance, perhaps
- Raconteur's offering
- Scheherazade's lifesaver
- Any "Twilight Zone" episode
- It's related
- Something that's spun
- It may be spun around a campfire
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tael \Tael\, n. [Malay ta?l, a certain weight, probably fr. Hind. tola, Skr. tul[=a] a balance, weight, tul to weigh.] A denomination of money, in China, worth nearly six shillings sterling, or about a dollar and forty cents; also, a weight of one ounce and a third. [Written also tale.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English talu "series, calculation," also "story, tale, statement, deposition, narrative, fable, accusation, action of telling," from Proto-Germanic *talo (cognates: Dutch taal "speech, language," Danish tale "speech, talk, discourse," German Erzählung "story," Gothic talzjan "to teach"), from PIE root *del- (2) "to recount, count." The secondary Modern English sense of "number, numerical reckoning" (c.1200) probably was the primary one in Germanic; see tell (v.), teller and Old Frisian tale, Middle Dutch tal, Old Saxon tala, Danish tal, Old High German zala, German Zahl "number."\n
\nThe ground sense of the Modern English word in its main meaning, then, might have been "an account of things in their due order." Related to talk (v.) and tell (v.). Meaning "things divulged that were given secretly, gossip" is from mid-14c.; first record of talebearer "tattletale" is late 15c.
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context obsolete English) number. 2 (context obsolete English) account; estimation; regard; heed. 3 (context obsolete English) speech; language. 4 (context obsolete English) A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse. 5 (context legal obsolete English) A count; declaration. 6 (context rare or archaic English) numbering; enumeration; reckoning; account; count. 7 (context rare or archaic English) A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum. 8 (context rare or archaic English) A report of any matter; a relation; a version. 9 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. Etymology 2
vb. 1 (context dialectal or obsolete English) To speak; discourse; tell tales. 2 (context dialectal chiefly Scotland English) To reckon; consider (someone) to have something. Etymology 3
n. (alternative form of tael English)
n. 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; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children" [syn: narrative, narration, story]
Tale may refer to:
- A narrative
- TAL effector (TALE), a type of DNA binding protein
- Tale, Albania, a resort town
- Tale, Iran, a village
- Tale, Maharashtra, a village in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra state, India
Usage examples of "tale".
Kuhmbuhluhners on their big horses, aided and abetted, if the tales of the fugitives were to be believed, by bearded Ahrmehnee warriors and even Moon Maidens.
The Canterbury Tales, so far as they are in verse, have been printed without any abridgement or designed change in the sense.
But all stories about Granny Aching had a bit of fairy tale about them.
Constantinople, who delighted to repeat, perhaps to adorn, the tale of their misery.
I could offer them a way to be remembered forever in tales and gain an adulthood always honored: negotiate with the Jawas and me to secure the boundaries of their land and thus their nomadic way of life.
Because wanting to convince anyone that there was no Amadis in the world or any of the adventuring knights who fill the histories, is the same as trying to persuade that person that the sun does not shine, ice is not cold, and the earth bears no crops, for what mind in the world can persuade another that the story of Princess Floripes and Guy de Bourgogne is not true, or the tale of Fierabras and the Bridge of Mantible, which occurred in the time of Charlemagne, and is as true as the fact that it is now day?
Yet the tale of it is remembered still, for Thorondor King of Eagles brought the tidings to Gondolin, and to Hithlum afar off.
The others remained, by desire or command, fear unbodied, and they could only observe the unfolding of the Tale of Arda from afar, having no effect therein.
On that inhospitable shore, Euripides, embellishing with exquisite art the tales of antiquity, has placed the scene of one of his most affecting tragedies.
He looked aftward as he spoke, and saw that the other MACOs seemed to be utterly absorbed in some other tale of MACO derring-do.
Between bites he regaled Aganippe with tales of his conquests -- each exploit reminding him of another.
His romanticism is very Russian, genuinely akin to the spirit of Russian folk song and folk tales.
Some of the characters in my tale are present in the Void Which Bind largely as scars, holes, vacancies -- the Nemes creatures are such vacuums, as are Councillor Albedo and the other Core entities -- but I was able to track some of the movements and actions of these beings simply by the movement of that vacancy through the matrix of sentient emotion that was the Void, much as one would see the outline of an invisible man in a hard rain.
Thure in a whisper to Bud, as the alcalde, having completed the tale of the jury, again turned to them.
Seregil proved as fine a wayfaring companion as Alec could have hoped for, happy to fill the long hours of riding with tales, songs, and legends.