HyperDic: tall

English > 5 senses of the word tall:
ADJECTIVEalltallgreat in vertical dimension
alltall, grandiloquent, magniloquentlofty in style
alltallimpressively difficult
alltall, improbable, marvelous, marvelloustoo improbable to admit of belief
NOUNattributetalla garment size for a tall person
tall > pronunciation
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English > tall: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGreat in vertical dimension; high in stature.
  • "tall people"
  • "tall buildings"
  • "tall trees"
  • "tall ships"
Attribute ofstature, height(of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
Narrowergangling, gangly, lanky, rangytall and thin and having long slender limbs
in heightHaving a specified height
leggy, long-legged, long-shankedHaving long legs
leggy, tall-growing(of plants) having tall spindly stems
longOf relatively great height
long-stalked, tall-stalkedOf plants having relatively long stalks
stately, statuesqueOf size and dignity suggestive of a statue
tallishSomewhat tall
See alsohigh(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high')
large, bigAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
Oppositeshort, littleLow in stature
Spanishalta, alto
Nounstallnessthe vertical dimension of extension
tallnessthe property of being taller than average stature
English > tall: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglofty in style.
Example"he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
Synonymsgrandiloquent, magniloquent
BroaderrhetoricalGiven to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought
Spanishgrandilocuente, grandílocuo
English > tall: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningimpressively difficult.
Example"a tall order"
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > tall: 5 senses > adjective 4
MeaningToo improbable to admit of belief.
Example"a tall story"
Synonymsimprobable, marvelous, marvellous
Broaderincredible, unbelievableBeyond belief or understanding
Spanishfantástico, improbable, increíble, inverosímil
Catalanfantàstic, improbable, increïble, inversemblant
English > tall: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA garment size for a tall person.
BroadersizeThe property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

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