[ tohld ]
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  1. simple past tense and past participle of tell1.

Idioms about told

  1. all told, counting everyone or everything; in all: There were 50 guests all told.

Other words from told

  • well-told, adjective

Words Nearby told Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use told in a sentence

  • The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.

  • Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.

  • Another crash, which nearly shut up his spine like a telescope, told him that there were no wings.

    The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
  • But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.

    Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
  • In passing to her own chamber she met the Emperor, and, in the agitation of her maternal fears, told him all that had passed.

British Dictionary definitions for told


/ (təʊld) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of tell 1


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 told


see all told; I told you so; little bird told me. also see under tell.

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