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Definition of "tall" []

  • Having greater than ordinary height: a tall woman. (adjective)
  • Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty: tall trees. (adjective)
  • Having a specified height: a plant three feet tall. (adjective)
  • Informal Fanciful or exaggerated; boastful: tall tales of heroic exploits. (adjective)
  • Impressively great or difficult: a tall order to fill. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tall" in a sentence
  • "Tall perennials Joe Pye weed and what we call the tall sunflower, rudbeckia lanciniata are joined by a single volunteer Datura metal."
  • ""It's what I call a tall order, Burton," exclaimed Tom Ellison, who, with the Doctor, had been listening to the police officer's plan to raid the Cave of Hydas."
  • "* Antitrinitarians; the peasantry are often extremely fond of hard and long words, which they call tall English."