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
Example sentences from the Web for tall
Museums of natural history display the biggest meteorites, tallest dinosaurs, and millipedes with the most legs.
When she was unveiled 128 years ago today, Lady Liberty was the tallest structure in New York City.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know what the religion of a city is by the tallest building.Andrew Garfield on the Evils of Capitalism, the Hacking Scandal, and Criticism of ‘Spider-Man 2’|Marlow Stern|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Built in 1889, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world until the Chrysler Building in New York caught up in 1930.
When building first began, Ryugyong was on track to be the tallest hotel in the world.
In this way he can reach up to the tops of the tallest trees and cut off the cocoanuts; when thud!Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
One of the tallest of the trees was split from near its top almost to the foot of the trunk.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
We knew that all he wanted was to get out on deck, and then there would be the tallest kind of a rumpus.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
But all of a sudden he flew up on the tallest fence-post he could find, and flapped his wings.Seven O'Clock Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
It is enough to make the tallest chimney of the neighbourhood topple over with envy.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
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