- seemly; proper.
- fine; handsome.
Origin of tall
synonym study for tall
OTHER WORDS FROM talltallness, noun
How to use tall in a sentence
He could not have imagined that buildings taller than mountains would one day crowd the island.
Tim Krul, the substitute goalie, seemed a good foot taller than Jasper Cillessen, the man he replaced, and much the more daunting.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We walked through wheat fields taller than our heads and on raised narrow paths between rice paddies.
Even sitting down, he is perceptibly taller and wider than the older players.
She, slightly taller, is arrayed all in white—creamy slacks and a virgin wool sweater.Neal Schon and Michaele Salahi Are Tying the Knot and You Can Pay to Watch|Lloyd Grove|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But just wishing never made anyone larger or taller, not even a pig, and Squinty stayed the same size.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
Her tall figure—she was taller than he by at least three inches—was beautiful in its commanding, yet not vulgar, self-possession.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
His slight, thin, rather graceless figure seemed suddenly to expand, even to grow taller.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Half an inch taller than Kerry, she fully merited the compliment designed by that trite apothegm, "a fine woman."Dope|Sax Rohmer
The taller buried her face for a moment in the red Jaqueminots and drank in their fragrance.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with tall
In addition to the idioms beginning with tall
- tall order
- tall tale
- walk tall