What is tall?

  • (adj): Too improbable to admit of belief.
    Example: "A tall story"
    Synonyms: improbable, marvelous, marvellous
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on tall:

Blåbärskullen Transmitter
... as antenna tower a 323 metres (1,060 ft) tall guyed mast, which was at time of completion one of the tallest structures in Sweden ... Afterwards a 72 metres (236 ft) tall temporary mast was erected, while the old mast was now 274 metres (899 ft) tall ...
Ancient Economic Thought - Ancient Greco-Roman World - Xenophon
... the fairness of an exchange made between a tall and a short boy ... The tall boy forces the pair to exchange tunics, because the tall boy's tunic is too short, shorter than the short boys, which is too tall for him ...
David A. Tall
... David Tall (born 20 December 1963) is an English former cricketer ... Tall, who made his Minor Counties Championship debut for the team in 1987, made a single List A appearance, in 1992, against Kent ...
Tall Man Lettering
... Tall Man lettering (or Tallman lettering) is the practice of writing part of a drug's name in upper case letters to help distinguish sound-alike, look-alike drugs from one another ... For example, in Tall Man lettering, "prednisone" and "prednisolone" should be written "predniSONE" and "prednisoLONE", respectively ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) encourages manufacturers to use Tall Man lettering labels to visually differentiate their drugs' names, and a ...
... Ridged Ground-berry Acrotriche aggregata - Red Cluster Heath, Tall Groundberry or Tall Acrotriche Acrotriche baileyana Acrotriche cordata - Coast Ground-berry Acrotriche ...

More definitions of "tall":

  • (adj): Lofty in style.
    Example: "He engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying"
    Synonyms: grandiloquent, magniloquent
  • (adj): Impressively difficult.
    Example: "A tall order"
  • (adj): Great in vertical dimension; high in stature.
    Example: "Tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"

Famous quotes containing the word tall:

    Your Dollar is your only Word,
    The wrath of it your only fear.

    “You build it altars tall enough
    To make you see, but your are blind;
    You cannot leave it long enough
    To look before you or behind.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    There is regret. Always, there is regret.
    But it is better that our lives unloose,
    As two tall ships, wind-mastered, wet with light,
    Break from an estuary with their courses set,
    And waving part, and waving drop from sight.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)

    It was a tall young oysterman lived by the river-side,
    His shop was just upon the bank, his boat was on the tide;
    The daughter of a fisherman, that was so straight and slim,
    Lived over on the other bank, right opposite to him.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)