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tall

 (tôl)
adj. tall·er, tall·est
1.
a. Having greater than ordinary height: a tall woman.
b. Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty: tall trees.
2. Having a specified height: a plant three feet tall.
3. Informal Fanciful or exaggerated; boastful: tall tales of heroic exploits.
4. Impressively great or difficult: a tall order to fill.
5. Obsolete Excellent; fine.
adv.
With proud bearing; straight: stand tall.

[Middle English, brave, quick, from Old English getæl, swift; see del- in Indo-European roots.]

tall′ish adj.
tall′ness n.

tall

(tɔːl)
adj
1. of more than average height
2.
a. (postpositive) having a specified height: a woman five feet tall.
b. (in combination): a twenty-foot-tall partition.
3. informal exaggerated or incredible: a tall story.
4. informal difficult to accomplish: a tall order.
5. an archaic word for excellent
[C14 (in the sense: big, comely, valiant); related to Old English getæl prompt, Old High German gizal quick, Gothic untals foolish]
ˈtallness n

tall

(tɔl)

adj.
1. having a relatively great height or stature.
2. having stature or height as specified: a man six feet tall.
3. large in amount or degree: a tall price.
4. exaggerated; improbable: a tall tale.
5. high-flown; grandiloquent: tall talk.
6. Obs. valiant.
adv.
7. in a proud, erect manner: to stand tall.
n.
8. a garment size for tall persons.
9. a garment in this size.
[before 1000; Middle English: comely, proper, ready, Old English getæl quick, ready]
tall′ish, adj.
tall′ness, n.

high

tall
1. 'high'

You use high to describe things which measure a larger distance than usual from the bottom to the top. For example, you talk about a high hill or a high fence.

...the high mountains of northern Japan.
...the high walls of the prison.
2. 'tall'

You use tall to describe things which are higher than usual, but which are also much higher than they are wide. So, for example, you talk about a tall tree or a tall chimney.

Insects buzzed in the tall grass.
We saw several birds, including a tall heron standing on one leg.

You always use tall when you are talking about people.

Andreas was a tall handsome man.
She was a young woman, fairly tall and slim.
3. another meaning of 'high'

High also means 'a long way above the ground'. For example, you talk about a high window or a high shelf.

It was a large room with a high ceiling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tall - a garment size for a tall person
size - the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing); "he wears a size 13 shoe"
Adj.1.tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
2.tall - lofty in styletall - lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
rhetorical - given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought; "mere rhetorical frippery"
3.tall - impressively difficult; "a tall order"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
4.tall - too improbable to admit of belieftall - too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story"
incredible, unbelievable - beyond belief or understanding; "at incredible speed"; "the book's plot is simply incredible"

tall

adjective
1. lofty, big, giant, long-legged, lanky, leggy, Brobdingnagian Being tall can make you incredibly self-confident.
2. high, towering, soaring, steep, elevated, lofty a lawn of tall, waving grass
high small, short, tiny, wee, squat, stumpy
4. difficult, hard, demanding, unreasonable, exorbitant, well-nigh impossible Financing your studies can be a tall order.

tall

adjective
1. Extending to a great height:
2. Having a rather great upward projection:
3. Not easy to do, achieve, or master:
Translations
طَوِيلطَويل، طولُهعالٍ ، مُرْتَفِع
vysoký
høj
alta
pitkä
visok
magas
tinggi
hárhár, á hæî
高い
키가 큰
pramanyta istorijasunki užduotisūgio
garšslaids
visok
lång
สูง
cao

tall

[tɔːl]
A. ADJ (taller (compar) (tallest (superl))) → alto
he's very tall for his agees or está muy alto para su edad
a six-foot tall manun hombre de uno ochenta
how tall are you?¿cuánto mides?, ¿qué altura tienes?
I'm 1.6 metres tallmido 1,60m (de alto)
he's not as tall as meno es tan alto como yo
she's taller than mees más alta que yo, mide más que yo
she's 5cm taller than me; she's taller than me by 5cmes cinco centímetros más alta que yo, mide cinco centímetros más que yo, me saca cinco centímetros
it's the tallest building in Europees el edificio más alto or de más altura de Europa
to get or grow tallercrecer, ponerse más alto
see also stand C1
see also walk C1
B. CPD tall order N it's a bit of a tall order, but we'll tryno es fácil, pero lo intentaremos
it was a tall order to expect us to finish in three daysesperar que terminásemos en tres días era mucho pedir
tall story Ncuento m chino

tall

[ˈtɔːl]
adj
[person] → grand(e)
He's very tall → Il est très grand.
how tall are you? → combien mesurez-vous?
to be 6 feet tall → mesurer 1 mètre 80
to be 2 metres tall → mesurer deux mètres
[building, tree, glass] → haut(e)
adv
to walk tall → marcher la tête haute

tall

adj (+er)
persongroß, lang (inf); tall and slimgroß und schlank; how tall are you?wie groß sind Sie?; he is 6 ft taller ist 1,80 m groß; she’s 5 cm taller than me, she’s taller than me by 5 cmsie ist 5 cm größer als ich; to stand 6 ft tall (person) → 1,80 m groß sein; a 6 ft tall manein 1,80 m großer Mann; to feel ten foot or feet tall (inf)riesig stolz sein (inf); (after compliment also) → um einen halben Meter wachsen (inf); to stand tallaufrecht dastehen; to walk tallstolz einhergehen
building, tree, grass, glass, windowhoch; mastlang, hoch
(inf) that’s a tall orderdas ist ganz schön viel verlangt; (indignant also) → das ist eine Zumutung; a tall story or taleein Märchen nt (inf)

tall

[tɔːl] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) → alto/a
how tall are you? → quanto sei alto?
I'm 6 feet tall → sono alto 1 metro 80
that's a tall order! → è una bella pretesa!

tall

(toːl) adjective
1. (of people and thin or narrow objects such as buildings or trees) higher than normal. a tall man/tree.
2. (of people) having a particular height. John is only four feet tall.
ˈtallness noun
a tall order
something very difficult to do. Finding somewhere for fifty children to stay tonight is rather a tall order.
a tall story
a story which is hard to believe. He is always telling tall stories.

tall is used especially of people, and of other (narrow) upright objects: a tall girl, tree, building .
high is used of objects that are a long way off the ground, or reach a great height: a high shelf, diving-board, mountain, wall .

tall

طَوِيل vysoký høj groß ψηλός alto pitkä grand visok alto 高い 키가 큰 lang høy wysoki alto высокий lång สูง uzun boylu cao 高的

tall

a. alto-a; elevado-a.

tall

adj alto; How tall are you?..¿Cuál es su altura?
References in classic literature ?
It didn't matter so much when you were a little girl, but now you are so tall, and turn up your hair, you should remember that you are a young lady.
After the wagon containing the berry pickers had passed, he went across the field through the tall mustard weeds and climbing a rail fence peered anxiously along the road to the town.
As the party was about to leave the table, they were approached by a tall, dignified Spaniard who bowed low, rather exaggeratedly low, Ned thought, and addressed them in fairly good English.
The boy was twelve years old, a tall, frank, good-tempered lad; and little Dorothy (Dolly they called her) was her mother over again, at eight years old.
The first was a tall lady with dark hair, dark eyes, and a pale and large forehead; her figure was partly enveloped in a shawl, her countenance was grave, her bearing erect.
By his tall figure," said the mender of roads, softly, and with his finger at his nose.
I do not know what it rightly is to faint, but I do know that for the next little while the whole world swam away from before me in a whirling mist; Silver and the birds, and the tall Spy-glass hilltop, going round and round and topsy-turvy before my eyes, and all manner of bells ringing and distant voices shouting in my ear.
But he was no sooner started across than he saw a tall stranger coming from the other side.
In the city of Ch`ang-an, with its triple rows of glittering walls with their tall towers uprising at intervals, its seven royal palaces all girdled with gardens, its wonderful Yen tower nine stories high, encased in marble, the drum towers and bell towers, the canals and lakes with their floating theatres, dwelt Ming Huang and T`ai Chen.
Athos and he exchanged some words in a low voice, then the tall man made a sign to the Musketeer that he might come in.
Once a certain tall soldier developed virtues and went resolutely to wash a shirt.
From the main truck of the average tall ship the horizon describes a circle of many miles, in which you can see another ship right down to her water-line; and these very eyes which follow this writing have counted in their time over a hundred sail becalmed, as if within a magic ring, not very far from the Azores - ships more or less tall.