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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
told
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
told...a few home truths
▪ It’s time someone told him a few home truths.
told...the facts of life
▪ Mum told me the facts of life when I was twelve.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
I told you so
▪ I could never work with a man like that and I told him so.
▪ I didn't like his mood. I told her so, but she just laughed.
▪ I was not disappointed. I told myself so, firmly, several times.
▪ I wouldn't have blamed him if he'd walked away and I told him so.
▪ There; I told you so.
▪ To sum up: I told you so.
▪ True it is that Ewan Beg thought he had killed his dallta - for I told him so.
▪ What matters is that we lived like writers, and that I told them so.
a little bird told me (sth)
all told
All told, 28 people died and 100 were wounded.
▪ Craig MacTavish retired last season as the last player to compete without a helmet-17 years all told.
▪ He couldn't have bled a great deal, perhaps a cupful all told.
▪ He said the doctors all told him the injury was going to happen anyway.
▪ It's all told in a bouncy rhyme, with outrageously funny pictures.
▪ It will take four to six years, all told.
▪ Our 12-day tour, Rome to Sicily, cost us each about $ 1, 500, all told.
▪ There were about twenty of us, all told; mostly McHoans but with a smattering of civilians.
▪ They take eighteen hours all told, including the overnight soaking.
all told
▪ Craig MacTavish retired last season as the last player to compete without a helmet-17 years all told.
▪ He couldn't have bled a great deal, perhaps a cupful all told.
▪ He said the doctors all told him the injury was going to happen anyway.
▪ It's all told in a bouncy rhyme, with outrageously funny pictures.
▪ It will take four to six years, all told.
▪ Our 12-day tour, Rome to Sicily, cost us each about $ 1, 500, all told.
▪ They take eighteen hours all told, including the overnight soaking.
if (the) truth be known/told
▪ After all, I am not so different from anyone else, if the truth be known.
▪ He could never, if the truth were told, stand against his wife.
▪ He looked lonely, if the truth were told.
▪ I bet they did it worse than us if the truth was known.
▪ I puzzle a lot, if the truth be known.
▪ I suppose if the truth was known, I was narked at being pushed around.
▪ Nearly thirteen and a half if the truth be known.
▪ You'd rather have a day out at York racecourse than at Headingley if truth were known, wouldn't you?
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Told

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.]

  1. 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.''
    --Spenser.

    He telleth the number of the stars.
    --Ps. cxlvii. 4.

    Tell the joints of the body.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  2. To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.

    Of which I shall tell all the array.
    --Chaucer.

    And not a man appears to tell their fate.
    --Pope.

  3. To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.

    Why didst thou not tell me that she was thy wife?
    --Gen. xii. 18.

  4. 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?
    --Shak.

  5. To order; to request; to command.

    He told her not to be frightened.
    --Dickens.

  6. 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.

  7. To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate. [Obs.]

    I ne told no dainity of her love.
    --Chaucer.

    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.

Told

Told \Told\ (t[=o]ld), imp. & p. p. of Tell.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
told

past tense and past participle of tell (v.), from Old English tealde, past tense of tellan.

Wiktionary
told

vb. (en-past of: tell)

WordNet
told

See tell

tell
  1. v. express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name" [syn: state, say]

  2. let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"

  3. narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child" [syn: narrate, recount, recite]

  4. 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]

  5. discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"

  6. inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!" [syn: assure]

  7. give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague" [syn: evidence]

  8. mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple" [syn: distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell apart]

  9. [also: told]

Wikipedia
Told (village)

Told is a village in Hajdú-Bihar county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

Usage examples of "told".

And the merchants told me stories of the far-off, glamorous city which was our goal.

But dimly I recalled how the merchants had told me at morn that there were two days of travelling in a desolation where the way was marked by serried bones, ere we should reach the next oasis.

It was the first item of news that the tavern-keeper told to his guests.

The rider tolds me personally that he would've gots here much sooner but seems some big old white trash woman was blocking the road with her.