Crossword clues for tell
- Reveal a secret
- Kiss partner
- Poker giveaway
- Apple-splitting archer
- Succumb to an interrogator
- Let know
- Fail to keep a secret
- Archer of legend
- Act the fink
- "___ me about it!"
- Kiss and ___
- Gessler's nemesis
- Famous William
- Don't hold back
- Be a tattler
- "___ it to the judge"
- Word accompanying kiss or show
- William the sharpshooter
- William the archer
- Swiss marksman
- Swiss bowman
- Squeal, so to speak
- Push (to do)
- Kiss or show partner
- Giveaway, in poker
- Give an account
- Follow up a kiss?
- Don't hold in
- Divulge, as a secret
- Blab or tattle
- Be a tattle
- Be a ratfink
- "Don't ___ a soul!"
- "Ask me no questions and I'll ___ ..."
- Word accompanying ''kiss'' or ''show''
- William with a crossbow
- William who took a bow
- William the apple-splitting sharpshooter
- William the apple-splitter
- William in an overture title
- What it's too soon to do
- Unwitting body language, in poker
- Twitch at the poker table, say
- Taylor Swift: "___ Me Why"
- Swiss name
- Swiss legend
- Swiss folk hero with a crossbow
- Swiss folk hero William
- Squeeze "And I feel like William ___"
- Show's counterpart
- Show's companion
- Shadow's partner
- Rossini opera hero
- Revealing mannerism at the poker table
- Revealing mannerism
- Reveal verbally
- Reveal something
- Reveal — command
- Pray ___ ("Pose" character)
- Poker-player's bane
- Poker table giveaway
- Poker player's tic, perhaps
- Poker player's problem
- Poker player's change in behavior
- Poker player's bane
- Physical giveaway, to a poker player
- Partner of kiss or show
- Overture subject
- Opposite of keep a secret
- One in a story with an apple
- Noted bowman
- Madonna "Don't ___ Me"
- Let be known
- Legendary Swiss archer William
- Hero of Rossini opera
- Grass — Swiss hero
- Giveaway at a poker table
- Give a report
- G. Love & Special Sauce "Kiss and ___"
- Fail to zip your lip
- Expert bowman
- Engage in some singing
- Convey orally
- Change in a poker player's behavior, e.g
- Bow expert
- Bluff betrayer
- Betray a confidence
- Bad thing for a bluffer
- Bad poker player's giveaway
- Archer in an overture title
- Apple-splitter of note
- Apple splitter of legend
- Action that'll cost you, in poker
- Aaron Neville "___ It Like It Is"
- "The William ___ Overture"
- "I cannot ___ a lie ..."
- "I can't ___ the difference"
- "Do __!"
- "As far as I can ___ ..."
- "...while I ___ of Yuletide treasure" ("Deck the Halls" lyric)
- "___ Me Something Good" (Rufus and Chaka Khan hit)
- "___ Me Something Good" (Rufus & Chaka Khan song)
- "___ Her About It" (Billy Joel song)
- "__ It Like It Is": Aaron Neville hit
- ''Can you ___?'' (''Is it obvious?'')
- Summed up — as a completed story?
- In total
- Don’t report everything subject to discrimination
- I know what you mean in requesting a story?
- Famous archer, familiarly, after period in prison? We'll see
- _____ off (scold)
- Schiller drama subject
- Apple targeter
- Rossini subject
- Blab a secret
- Rat (on)
- Archer William ___
- Blow the whistle, so to speak
- Tattle (on)
- Scold, with "off"
- Narrate or relate
- Make known
- Marksman of Swiss legend
- "Do ___!"
- Show's partner
- "Can you ___?" ("Is it obvious?")
- Be a snitch
- Get off one's chest
- Show partner
- "Do ___"
- Orally convey
- Give away
- Legendary archer William
- Rossini protagonist
- Giveaway at the poker table
- Bluffer's undoing, in poker
- Explain to
- Fidgeting during a poker game, e.g.
- Relate, as a story
- Swiss patriot
- Hold 'em giveaway
- Bluffer's giveaway
- Kiss's partner
- William who shot an apple off his son's head
- Partner of show or kiss
- Poker player's blink, say
- Opposite of a poker face
- Game giveaway
- Rebuke, with "off"
- A Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer
- According to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
- William of Uri
- Swiss archer
- Have an effect
- Have effect
- Uri marksman
- Rossini hero
- Celebrated archer
- Schiller hero
- Legendary Swiss marksman
- Divulge a secret
- Rossini's "William ___"
- Ace archer
- Swiss hero
- Legendary Swiss hero
- Own up
- Legendary Swiss patriot
- Fabled archer
- Take effect
- Toxophilite William
- William of the apple
- Famed archer
- Report a playground infraction
- Marksman who foiled Gessler
- Kiss follower, sometimes
- William with the bow
- Apple shooter
- What some bussers do
- "William ___," Rossini opera
- Uri hero
- Spill the beans
- Archer of note
- Apple man
- Daisies don't do it
- "The ___-tale Heart"
- Show's companion?
- Order to have noticeable effect
- Famous Swiss count
- Legendary Swiss crossbowman and folk hero
- Legendary marksman’s order
- Reveal - command
- Relate; Swiss hero
- Relate (a story)
- Tip off
- Let the cat out of the bag
- Come clean to
- Archer of myth
- Turn state's evidence
- Gambler's giveaway
- Break the news
- Poker player's giveaway
- Famous archer
- Act the snitch
- Show and ___ (schoolroom activity)
- Be a fink
- Spoil a surprise
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tell \Tell\ (t[e^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Told (t[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Telling.] [AS. tellan, from talu tale, number, speech; akin to D. tellen to count, G. z["a]hlen, OHG. zellen to count, tell, say, Icel. telja, Dan. tale to speak, t[ae]lle to count. See Tale that which is told.]
To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money. ``An heap of coin he told.''
He telleth the number of the stars.
--Ps. cxlvii. 4.
Tell the joints of the body.
To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
Of which I shall tell all the array.
And not a man appears to tell their fate.
To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
--Gen. xii. 18.
To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
A secret pilgrimage, That you to-day promised to tell me of?
To order; to request; to command.
He told her not to be frightened.
To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins.
To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate. [Obs.]
I ne told no dainity of her love.
Note: Tell, though equivalent in some respect to speak and say, has not always the same application. We say, to tell truth or falsehood, to tell a number, to tell the reasons, to tell something or nothing; but we never say, to tell a speech, discourse, or oration, or to tell an argument or a lesson. It is much used in commands; as, tell me the whole story; tell me all you know.
To tell off, to count; to divide.
--Sir W. Scott.
Syn: To communicate; impart; reveal; disclose; inform; acquaint; report; repeat; rehearse; recite.
Tell \Tell\, v. i.
To give an account; to make report.
That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.
--Ps. xxvi. 7.
To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells. To tell of.
To speak of; to mention; to narrate or describe.
To inform against; to disclose some fault of.
To tell on, to inform against. [Archaic & Colloq.]
Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David.
--1 Sam. xxvii. 11.
Tell \Tell\, n. That which is told; tale; account. [R.]
I am at the end of my tell.
Tell \Tell\, n. [Ar.]
A hill or mound.
--W. M. Thomson.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English tellan "to reckon, calculate, number, compute; consider, think, esteem, account" (past tense tealde, past participle teald), from Proto-Germanic *taljan "to mention in order" (cognates: Old Saxon tellian "tell," Old Norse telja "to count, number; to tell, say," Old Frisian tella "to count; to tell," Middle Dutch and Dutch tellen, Old Saxon talon "to count, reckon," Danish tale "to speak," Old High German zalon, German zählen "to count, reckon"), from PIE root *del- (2) "to count, reckon" (see tale).\n
\nMeaning "to narrate, announce, relate" in English is from c.1000; that of "to make known by speech or writing, announce" is from early 12c. Sense of "to reveal or disclose" is from c.1400; that of "to act as an informer, to 'peach' " is recorded from 1901. Meaning "to order (someone to do something)" is from 1590s. To tell (someone) off "reprimand" is from 1919.\n
\nOriginal sense in teller and phrase to tell time. For sense evolution, compare French conter "to count," raconter "to recount;" Italian contare, Spanish contar "to count, recount, narrate;" German zählen "to count," erzählen "to recount, narrate." Klein also compares Hebrew saphar "he counted," sipper "he told."
"mound, hill," 1864, from Arabic tall, related to Hebrew tel "mount, hill, heap." Compare Hebrew talul "lofty," Akkadian tillu "woman's breast."
Etymology 1 n. 1 A reflexive, often habitual behavior, (non-gloss definition: especially) one occurring in a context that often features attempts at deception by persons under psychological stress (such as a poker game or police interrogation), that reveals information that the person exhibiting the behavior is attempting to withhold. 2 That which is told; tale; account. 3 (context internet English) A private message to an individual in a chat room; a whisper. vb. 1 (lb en transitive) To count, reckon, or enumerate. 2 (lb en transitive) To narrate. Etymology 2
n. (context archaeology English) A mound, originally in the Middle East, over or consisting of the ruins of ancient settlements.
let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed" [syn: order, enjoin, say]
discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"
inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!" [syn: assure]
give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague" [syn: evidence]
A tell in poker is a change in a player's behavior or demeanor that is claimed by some to give clues to that player's assessment of their hand. A player gains an advantage if they observe and understand the meaning of another player's tell, particularly if the tell is unconscious and reliable. Sometimes a player may fake a tell, hoping to induce their opponents to make poor judgments in response to the false tell. More often, people try to avoid giving out a tell, by maintaining a poker face regardless of how strong or weak their hand is.
A tell or tel, from , , , is a type of archaeological mound created by human occupation and abandonment of a geographical site over many centuries. A classic tell looks like a low, truncated cone with a flat top and sloping sides. The term is mainly used of sites in the Middle East, where it often forms part of the local place name.
A tell is a type of archaeological site. Tell or tel can also refer to:
Tell is a 2012 short psychological horror film written, directed, and edited by Ryan Connolly. It is loosely based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story " The Tell-Tale Heart".
The production of this film has been the subject of many episodes of Film Riot, an internet television show hosted by Connolly. Many of the crew that worked on the film also feature in Film Riot, and the effects used in the film have been explained in detail as part of the programmes.
Tell is both a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
- Tell Berna (1891–1975), American long-distance runner and Olympic gold medalist
- Tell Taylor (1876–1937), American songwriter
- Christian Tell (1808–1884), Wallachian and Romanian politician
- Christine Tell, Canadian politician
- David Tell, American conservative political journalist
- Olive Tell (1894–1951), American actress
- William Tell, legendary Swiss hero
- William Tell (musician) (born 1980), American rock musician
- Zak Tell (born 1970), Swedish musician and lead singer
Tell is a 2014 crime thriller starring Katee Sackhoff, Jason Lee and Milo Ventimiglia. It is produced by Haven Entertainment, distributed by Orion Pictures, and was released on December 4.
Usage examples of "tell".
I interrupted Abey in the middle of his telling me how beautiful Cleveland was in the winter and went to call her.
I will not wear thy soul with words about my grief and sorrow: but it is to be told that I sat now in a perilous place, and yet I might not step down from it and abide in that land, for then it was a sure thing, that some of my foes would have laid hand on me and brought me to judgment for being but myself, and I should have ended miserably.
I have heard tell of thee: thou art abiding the turn of the days up at the castle yonder, as others have done before thee.
In fact, Abigail told me it was precisely because they had no money that her aunt and uncle in Washington refused to acknowledge them.
So they abode a little, and the more part of what talk there was came from the Lady, and she was chiefly asking Ralph of his home in Upmeads, and his brethren and kindred, and he told her all openly, and hid naught, while her voice ravished his very soul from him, and it seemed strange to him, that such an one should hold him in talk concerning these simple matters and familiar haps, and look on him so kindly and simply.
So Richard trotted on, and while they abode him, Ralph asked after his brethren, and Blaise told him that he had seen or heard naught of them.
Now this cheaping irked Ralph sorely, as was like to be, whereas, as hath been told, he came from a land where were no thralls, none but vavassors and good yeomen: yet he abode till all was done, hansel paid, and the thralls led off by their new masters.
The cooking, I can tell you, kept her nose to the pot, and even if there was nothing in it, even if there was no pot, she had to keep watching that it came aboil just the same.
The Tusk tells us that there is no greater abomination than the False Prophet.
He went to the management of the station and told them I was planning to abort calls.
Guard Captain arrived, he told me that I could either stay in jail all night and face trial in the morning or I could trust in the judgment of the gods by being in the front ranks of the defenders when Abraxas attacked that evening.
So I told him all about it, about my purse being returned to me and about Sean Metcalfe absconding and how I was certain almost that it was him.
In spite of what Frederick West may or may not have told his father-in-law about his dislike for the abuse of his daughter Anna-Marie, there is no doubt that both he and his wife independently sexually abused the twelve-year-old.
Miss A had almost certainly told Graham Letts that she had been abused by her father and her brother at the age of twelve, and she may well have told Rosemary West exactly the same thing during their conversations in Cromwell Street.
Behind that door was evidently the place of moneyed secrets and decisions, and Guil told himself that Aby had been right and this banking thing evidently did work.