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".

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