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Definition 1: a garment size for a tall person - [noun denoting attribute]

(tall is a kind of ...) the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)

"he wears a size 13 shoe"

Definition 2: great in vertical dimension; high in stature - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where tall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tall people
  • tall buildings
  • tall trees
  • tall ships

(tall is similar to ...) somewhat tall

(tall is similar to ...) of size and dignity suggestive of a statue

(tall is similar to ...) of plants having relatively long stalks

(tall is similar to ...) of relatively great height

"a race of long gaunt men" "looked out the long French windows"

(tall is similar to ...) (of plants) having tall spindly stems

(tall is similar to ...) having long legs

(tall is similar to ...) having a specified height

"five feet tall" "five feet in height"

(tall is similar to ...) tall and thin and having long slender limbs

"a gangling teenager" "a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man"

(means also ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

(means also ...) (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')

"a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high"

(... are attributes of tall) (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot

Definition 3: impressively difficult - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tall order

(tall is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

(tall is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 4: too improbable to admit of belief - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tall story

Synonyms for tall in the sense of this definition

(tall is similar to ...) beyond belief or understanding

"at incredible speed" "the book's plot is simply incredible"

Definition 5: lofty in style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying

Synonyms for tall in the sense of this definition

(tall is similar to ...) given to rhetoric, emphasizing style at the expense of thought

"mere rhetorical frippery"

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