having a relatively great height; of more than average stature: a tall woman;tall grass.
having stature or height as specified: a man six feet tall.
large in amount or degree; considerable: a tall price;Swinging that deal is a tall order.
extravagant; difficult to believe: a tall tale.
having more than usual length; long and relatively narrow: He carried a tall walking stick.
(of a drink) consisting of liquor mixed with other ingredients and served in a large glass, as a cocktail: We watched as he put together a Mamie Taylor, a tall drink with Scotch, ginger beer, and lime.
in a proud, confident, or erect manner: to stand tall;to walk tall.
- tall·ness, noun
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How to use tall in a sentence
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 | THE 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
of more than average height
(postpositive) having a specified height: a woman five feet tall
(in combination): a twenty-foot-tall partition
informal exaggerated or incredible: a tall story
informal difficult to accomplish: a tall order
an archaic word for excellent
- tallness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with tall
In addition to the idioms beginning with tall
- tall order
- tall tale
- walk tall
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