Crossword clues for tall
- Like some orders
- Looked up to?
- Bumping one's head on the ceiling, say
- Built like Wilt
- Like an N.B.A. center
- Albee's "Three ___ Women"
- Like Magic?
- Seven-foot, say
- Like a difficult order
- Starbucks size
- Like Dubai's Burj Khalifa
- Men's suit specification
- Unbelievable, say
- With one's head in the clouds?
- One way to walk
- Like some orders or tales
- Kind of order
- With 32-Across, whopper
- Ironically, small Starbucks size
- Fanciful, as a story
- Hard to believe
- Dark and handsome companion
- Six-foot two, for example
- Exaggerated, as a story
- Seven-foot, e.g.
- Six-foot or more
- Ready to be mowed, as grass
- Like a seven-footer
- Like some stories
- Like many an order
- Like most N.B.A. players
- Like giants
- One way to stand
- Like a six-footer
- Like most N.B.A. stars
- Like skyscrapers
- Like most basketball stars
- Like some tales or orders
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tall \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.]
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.
Brave; bold; courageous. [Obs.]
As tall a trencherman As e'er demolished a pye fortification.
His companions, being almost in despair of victory, were suddenly recomforted by Sir William Stanley, which came to succors with three thousand tall men.
Fine; splendid; excellent; also, extravagant; excessive. [Obs. or Slang]
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"high in stature," 1520s, probably from Middle English tal "handsome, good-looking; valiant; lively in speech; large, big; humble, meek," from Old English getæl "prompt, active," from Germanic *(ge)-tala- (cognates: Old High German gi-zal "quick," Gothic un-tals "indocile"). Main modern sense "being of more than average height (and slim in proportion to height)" probably evolved out of earlier meanings "brave, valiant, seemly, proper" (c.1400), "attractive, handsome" (late 14c.).\n
\nSense evolution is "remarkable" [OED], but adjectives applied to persons can wander far in meaning (such as pretty, buxom, German klein "small, little," which in Middle High German meant the same as its English cognate clean (adj.)). Meaning "having a (defined) height," whether lofty or not is from 1580s. Meaning "exaggerated" (as in tall tale) is American English colloquial attested by 1846. Phrase tall, dark, and handsome is recorded from 1906. Related: Tallness.
a. (context of a person English) 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.
adj. great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships" [ant: short]
impressively difficult; "a tall order" [syn: tall(a)]
Tall is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Ahmadu Tall (19th century), Malian imam
- Amadou Tidiane Tall (born 1975), Burkinabé footballer
- David A. Tall (born 1963), English cricketer
- David O. Tall (born 1941), British educator
- El Hadj Umar Tall (circa 1797 – 1864), West African politician
- Gora Tall (born 1985), Senegalese footballer
- Ibrahim Tall (born 1981), Senegalese footballer
- JoAnn Tall (21st century), American environmentalist
- Lida Lee Tall (1873–1942), American university president
- Mamadou Tall (born 1982), Burkinabé footballer
- Modou Tall (born 1953), Senegalese basketball player
- Mountaga Tall (born 1956), Malian politician
- Siraj Al Tall (born 1982), Jordanian footballer
- Stephen Tall (1908–1981), American writer
- Stephen Tall (politician) (born 1977), British politician
- Tidiani Tall (circa 1840 – 1888), Caliph of the Toucouleur Empire
- Tom Tall (born 1937), American singer
Tall may refer to: Jake C
- A degree of height
- A degree of human height
- Tall (surname), a surname
- Tall, Semnan, a village in Semnan Province, Iran
- Tall: The American Skyscraper and Louis Sullivan, 2006 documentary film
- River Tall, a river in Northern Ireland, UK
- Mr. Tall, a fictional character in the Mr. Men series
- A tell, a type of archaeological site
Usage examples of "tall".
Well over six feet tall and built like a brick outhouse, he often found it necessary to enter a room sideways, his shoulders being too broad to be accommodated by a standard doorframe.
Fleda knew what it was an allusion to, and his pathetic air of having received a little slap in the face, tall and fine and kind as he stood there, made her conscious of not quite concealing her knowledge.
He was very pale, and his eyes seemed bulging out as, half in terror and half in amazement, he gazed at a tall, thin man, with a beaky nose and black moustache and pointed beard, who was also observing the pretty girl.
Puzzling over this farmhold, surely the strangest he had seen, Taran drew closer, dismounted, and as he did so a tall figure ambled from the shed and made his way toward the companions.
Filfaeril sat alone in the apse of a silent throne room, staring down a long ambulatory bounded by double-stacked arches and tall columns of fluted marble.
Then he made a tall drinking glass such as he had never made before, and then, in contrast, a tiny ampulla, so small that he could almost hide it in his hand, with its spout, yet decorated with all the perfection of a larger piece.
She sat tall and still as she appraised the half-dozen men sitting around the table.
Taller than Rulagh by three inches, Arroyo flexed his muscled arms and waited with his legs braced for action.
Beside him was a taller, more assured youth, arrogantly swaggering into the lens, dripping with self-importance.
Presently Lang took off the tall hat he was wearing, placed it on his knee, produced paper and pencil, set the paper on the crown of the hat and began to write like a spiritualist automatist, if that is the right word, all the time keeping up a flow of argument and conversation with A.
And for the autumn, at the back of her border, there were orange and yellow chrysanths, but a totally different orange and yellow from the nasturtiums, much deeper, much more autumny, and also tall rain-smelling Michaelmas daisies.
The tall windows had been closed against the chill of the afternoon, and she worked at the latch desperately, biting her lip as the balky fastening jammed, then released suddenly, nipping her flesh and drawing a pinpoint of blood.
Fayr Ballat, was a man of middle age, blond and bearded, tall and loose-limbed.
A Long Tall Texan Summer Diana Palmer 227 He winked at Kitty and nodded at Drew before he strode off toward the Ballenger brothers and their wives.
In addition to the Renaissance desk and the Singer sewing machine, his equipment included a tall, narrow mirror, reaching up to the ceiling paneling, of the kind to be found in tailor shops and ballet schools.