Associations to the word «Tale»

Wiktionary

TALE, noun. (obsolete) Number.
TALE, noun. (obsolete) Account; estimation; regard; heed.
TALE, noun. (obsolete) Speech; language.
TALE, noun. (obsolete) A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse.
TALE, noun. (legal) (obsolete) A count; declaration.
TALE, noun. (rare or archaic) Numbering; enumeration; reckoning; account; count.
TALE, noun. (rare or archaic) A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum.
TALE, noun. (rare or archaic) A report of any matter; a relation; a version.
TALE, noun. An account of an asserted fact or circumstance; a rumour; a report, especially an idle or malicious story; a piece of gossip or slander; a lie.
TALE, noun. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
TALE, noun. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.
TALE, noun. (slang) The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark (sense 3.3) of a confidence game.
TALE, verb. (dialectal or obsolete) To speak; discourse; tell tales.
TALE, verb. (dialectal) (chiefly Scotland) To reckon; consider (someone) to have something.
TALE, noun. Alternative form of tael
TALE BEARER, noun. Alternative form of talebearer
TALE BEARERS, noun. Plural of tale bearer
TALE OF THE TAPE, noun. (boxing) the pre-fight measurements made of the combatants
TALE OF THE TAPE, noun. By extension statistics given to compare two people or entities

Dictionary definition

TALE, noun. A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children".
TALE, noun. A trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle