tall

tall
tall
W2S2 [to:l US to:l] adj comparative taller superlative tallest
[: Old English; Origin: getAl 'quick, ready']
1.) a person, building, tree etc that is tall is a greater height than normal
He was young and tall.
a house surrounded by tall trees
This bush grows tall very quickly.
see usage notebig1
2.) you use 'tall' to say or ask what the height of something or someone is
6ft/2m/12 inches etc tall
He's only 5 feet tall.
How tall is that building?
She's a little taller than her sister.
3.) AmE a tall drink contains a small amount of alcohol mixed with a large amount of a non-alcoholic drink
4.) a tall order informal
a request or piece of work that is almost impossible
Finding a replacement is going to be a tall order.
5.) tall story/tale
a story that is so unlikely that it is difficult to believe
>tallness n [U]
stand tall atstand1 (39)
walk tall atwalk1 (10)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Синонимы:
(in stature), , ,


См. также в других словарях:

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tall — [ tɔl ] adjective *** 1. ) a tall person or object has greater height than the average person or object: a tall thin woman tall chimneys/towers/buildings He was much taller than I expected. grow tall: This tree can grow very tall in the right… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • tall — [tôl] adj. [ME tal, dexterous, seemly < OE (ge)tæl, swift, prompt, akin to OHG gizal, swift < IE base * del , to aim > TALE, TELL1] 1. of more than normal height or stature [a tall man, a tall building] 2. having a specified height [five …   English World dictionary

  • tall — [tɔːl ǁ tɒːl] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES a tall organization has many levels of employment between top management and the work done at the bottom: • Tall organizations are sometimes prone to problems of communication. * * * tall UK US /tɔːl/… …   Financial and business terms

  • tall|ol — «TAH ll, lol», noun. = tall oil. (Cf. ↑tall oil) ╂[< German Tallöl; see etym. under tall oil (Cf. ↑tall oil)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tall — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of great or more than average height. 2) measuring a specified distance from top to bottom. 3) fanciful and difficult to believe; unlikely: a tall story. ● a tall order Cf. ↑a tall order DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • tall — (adj.) high in stature, 1520s, probably ultimately from O.E. getæl prompt, active. Sense evolved to brave, valiant, seemly, proper (late 14c.), then to attractive, handsome (mid 15c.), and finally being of more than average height. The Old… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tall — [adj1] high in stature, length alpine, altitudinous, beanstalk*, big, elevated, giant, great, high reaching, lank, lanky, lofty, rangy, sizable, sky high, skyscraping, soaring, statuesque, towering; concepts 779,782 Ant. little, low, short, small …   New thesaurus

  • tall — Mot Monosíl·lab Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català


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