adjective, tall·er, tall·est.
- seemly; proper.
- fine; handsome.
Origin of tall
Examples from the Web for taller
“They were longer-limbed, they rotated their torsos much faster, and sometimes they were taller,” he says.The Battle of the Sexes Is Back: Serena vs. the Men|Kevin Fixler|August 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
History shows that in 80 percent of presidential elections, the candidate who is taller wins.
It turns out Romney is taller than Obama, which, according to this theory, gives the former governor a leg up in November.
John Kelsey is 47, taller and slighter and shier, with cropped hair and a tendency to withdraw under his baseball cap.Bernadette Corporation: Mutating Art Collective Succeeds in the Avant Garde|Blake Gopnik|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They are wider than a pickup truck, taller than a man, and strong enough to deflect the explosion of a car bomb.
Tall parents often have tall children, some of them may, by a special tendency of heredity, be taller even than themselves.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
The true bloodhound is taller than the fox-hound, and stronger in his make.Martyria|Augustus C. Hamlin
Near her was a taller, younger woman with eyes almost as interested, and a smile almost as cordial.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch|Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
By the middle of the Tertiary this ancestral horse has risen in height until he is taller and heavier than a setter dog.The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
His companion, older, taller, and darker—and a finer man altogether—leaned on his arm and seemed to be exhausted.I Say No|Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for taller
- (postpositive) having a specified heighta woman five feet tall
- (in combination)a twenty-foot-tall partition
Word Origin for tall
Idioms and Phrases with taller
In addition to the idioms beginning with tall
- tall order
- tall tale
- walk tall