adjective, tall·er, tall·est.
- seemly; proper.
- fine; handsome.
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Origin of tall
synonym study for tall
OTHER WORDS FROM talltallness, noun
Words nearby tall
Example sentences from the Web for tall
Today, drivers want tall wagons that we call “crossover SUVs.”Ford’s electric Mustang Mach-E is an important leap into the future|Dan Carney|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
Having recently studied mountains — the American Rockies and the Himalayas — in my seventh-grade geology class, I take issue with the Alleghenies being mountains, even though Liberty’s 1,190-foot summit is the tallest I’ve ever seen.
Xerox’s new printer is 9 feet wide, 7 feet tall, and reaches an internal temperature of more than 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit.This huge Xerox printer can create metal parts for the US Navy|Rob Verger|February 4, 2021|Popular Science
Our tallest building, One America Plaza at the foot of Broadway, reaches right to the maximum height.
An earlier version of this article said the Helix will be 22 stories tall, but it will not have traditional stories.Amazon unveils Helix building as heart of campus in Arlington|Fredrick Kunkle|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Also, she was tall and thin, too, further adding to the ways she met the physical beauty conventions.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But when she called back, Brinsley was determined to tall her about his minted screenwriter status.
It had a wide brim and a tall crown, which created an insulated pocket of air and could also be used to carry water.
A tugboat improbably sits high on the bank, obscured by tall grass, a broken oil rig hangs over the water nearby.
It was headquartered in Stanleyville, in a tall corner building that still stands in the decrepit, yet lively, downtown.
A tall phantom in livery appeared, as if by magic, and signed to me to ascend the grand staircase.
He is rather tall and narrow, and wears a long abb's coat reaching nearly down to his feet.
He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She threw out her arms as if swimming when she walked, beating the tall grass as one strikes out in the water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
The way was under a double row of tall trees, which met at the top and formed a green arch over our heads.
British Dictionary definitions for tall
- (postpositive) having a specified heighta woman five feet tall
- (in combination)a twenty-foot-tall partition
Derived forms of talltallness, noun
Word Origin for tall
Idioms and Phrases with tall
In addition to the idioms beginning with tall
- tall order
- tall tale
- walk tall