tall

tall
[[t]tɔ͟ːl[/t]]
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taller, tallest
1) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is tall has a greater height than is normal or average.

Being tall can make you feel incredibly self-confident...

She was a young woman, fairly tall and fairly slim...

The windows overlooked a lawn of tall waving grass.

2) ADJ-GRADED: how ADJ, amount ADJ, as ADJ as, ADJ-compar than You use tall to ask or talk about the height of someone or something.

How tall are you?...

I'm only 5ft tall, and I look younger than my age...

I am already as tall as she is...

Tony, my oldest, is already taller than me, and he's only eleven.

3) PHRASE: N inflects, v-link PHR If something is a tall order, it is very difficult.

Financing your studies may seem like a tall order, but there is plenty of help available.

4) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that someone walks tall, you mean that they behave in a way that shows that they have pride in themselves and in what they are doing.

English dictionary. 2008.

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Synonyms:
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