tall ( taller comparative) ( tallest superlative )
1 adj Someone or something that is tall has a greater height than is normal or average.
Being tall can make you feel incredibly self-confident..., The windows overlooked a lawn of tall waving grass.
2 adj You use tall to ask or talk about the height of someone or something.
how ADJ, amount ADJ, as ADJ as, ADJ-compar than
How tall are you?..., I'm only 5ft tall, and I look younger than my age...
3 If something is a tall order, it is very difficult.
tall order phrase N inflects, v-link PHR
Financing your studies may seem like a tall order, but there is plenty of help available.
4 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.
walk tall phrase V inflects
tall ship ( tall ships plural ) A tall ship is a sailing ship which has very tall masts and square sails. n-count
tall story ( tall stories plural ) A tall story is the same as a tall tale. n-count
tall tale ( tall tales plural ) A tall tale is a long and complicated story that is difficult to believe because most of the events it describes seem unlikely or impossible. n-count
...the imaginative tall tales of sailors.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
1 big, elevated, giant, high, lanky, lofty, soaring, towering
2 (informal) absurd, cock-and-bull (informal) embellished, exaggerated, far-fetched, implausible, incredible, overblown, preposterous, steep (Brit. informal) unbelievable
3 (informal) demanding, difficult, exorbitant, hard, unreasonable, well-nigh impossible
1 fubsy (archaic or dialect) short, small, squat, stumpy, tiny, wee
2 accurate, believable, easy, plausible, realistic, reasonable, true, unexaggerated
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