Associations to the word «Tall»


TALL, adjective. (of a person) Having a vertical extent greater than the average. For example, somebody with a height of over 6 feet would generally be considered to be tall.
TALL, adjective. (of a building, etc.) Having its top a long way up; having a great vertical (and often greater than horizontal) extent; high.
TALL, adjective. (of a story) Hard to believe, such as a tall story or a tall tale.
TALL, adjective. (chiefly US) (of a cup of coffee) A cup of coffee smaller than grande, usually 8 ounces.
TALL, adjective. (obsolete) Obsequious; obedient.
TALL, adjective. (obsolete) Seemly; suitable; fitting, becoming, comely; attractive, handsome.
TALL, adjective. (obsolete) Bold; brave; courageous; valiant.
TALL, adjective. (archaic) Fine; proper; admirable; great; excellent.
TALL BLACKS, proper noun. The men's national basketball representative team of New Zealand
TALL DRINK OF WATER, noun. (US) (slang) A tall person.
TALL IN THE SADDLE, adjective. (idiomatic) (of a person) Imposing, impressive; resolute; manly.
TALL IN THE SADDLE, adverb. (idiomatic) (of a person) Imposingly, impressively; resolutely; manfully.
TALL MAN, noun. (colloquial) The third, longest finger, also known as the middle finger.
TALL MEN, noun. Plural of tall man
TALL OIL, noun. A dark yellow resinous acidic oil obtained as a byproduct during the pulping of pine; it is used in the manufacture of soaps and lubricants
TALL ONE, noun. (informal) A drink, especially beer, served in a tall glass.
TALL ORDER, noun. (idiomatic) A big job; a difficult challenge.
TALL PAWN, noun. (chess) A bad bishop.
TALL PAWNS, noun. Plural of tall pawn
TALL POCOSIN, noun. A pocosin with relatively tall trees (and often a closed canopy), shallow peat, and more soil nutrients.
TALL POCOSINS, noun. Plural of tall pocosin
TALL POPPIES, noun. Plural of tall poppy
TALL POPPY, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) A conspicuously successful person, especially one who attracts envious hostility.
TALL POPPY SYNDROME, noun. (Australia) (New Zealand) The tendency to disparage conspicuously successful people.
TALL SHIP, noun. A large sailing ship with multiple masts and rigged sails, usually used as a training vessel.
TALL STORY, noun. A tale or an account of questionable veracity; a lie.
TALL TALE, noun. (idiomatic) A greatly exaggerated, fantastic story.
TALL THISTLE, noun. Cirsium altissimum
TALL WHITE, noun. (ufology) a race of extraterrestrials

Dictionary definition

TALL, noun. A garment size for a tall person.
TALL, adjective. Great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships".
TALL, adjective. Lofty in style; "he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying".
TALL, adjective. Impressively difficult; "a tall order".
TALL, adjective. Too improbable to admit of belief; "a tall story".

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy