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Definition of 'tall'

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Luck smiles in a building surrounded by tall trees. The Sun (2017)Tall buildings can damage great economic, cultural and social assets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And yes, that just means the tallest of tall buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She was just over 5ft tall. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will change the face of the country, with tall buildings springing up in cities, suburbs losing green space and villages being swallowed up by towns. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He makes me feel ten feet tall walking out on the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Tales that may or may not be taller than average. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He could make you feel ten feet tall. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most elite sprinters are average height because taller ones tend to be in other sports. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Throwing a fire extinguisher from a tall building on to a courtyard full of people was worse than reckless. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then the rangers had to leap out while the helicopter hovered because the grass was too tall to land. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Most people are tall enough already. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She was fairly tall and thin with a bright, vivacious manner. Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Standing in the doorway were a tall woman and a short Libyan man. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The 5ft tall mechanical helpers will transport clinical waste and dirty linen. The Sun (2010)We did it once or twice a week after that and it made me feel 10ft tall. The Sun (2008)Once condemned as too small, he has already stood tall in a number of successful run chases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I am lots taller than average and sometimes clumsy. Bee, Helen The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)I say perched because the firm seat is fairly tall and some riders may struggle a little with its height. The Sun (2006)The tall dark northern buildings, the smiles of young, intelligent students. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In a warm summer, the flowering stems can reach 5ft tall. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The spectacular strike on Europe's tallest building was one of many incidents. The Sun (2014)We were all assembled round him when the door opened, and a tall, gaunt woman entered the room. Arthur Conan Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)The description went: 'A fairly tall person with a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb. The Sun (2006)

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Translations for 'tall'

British English: tall /tɔːl/ ADJECTIVE
Someone or something that is tall is above average height.
He was very tall.
  • American English: tall
  • Arabic: طَوِيل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alto
  • Chinese: 高的
  • Croatian: visok
  • Czech: vysoký vzrůstem
  • Danish: høj
  • Dutch: lang
  • European Spanish: alto persona
  • Finnish: pitkä korkea
  • French: grand long
  • German: groß
  • Greek: ψηλός
  • Italian: alto
  • Japanese: 高い 高低
  • Korean: 키가 큰
  • Norwegian: høy
  • Polish: wysoki
  • European Portuguese: alto
  • Romanian: înalt
  • Russian: высокий
  • Spanish: alto
  • Swedish: lång
  • Thai: สูง
  • Turkish: uzun boylu
  • Ukrainian: високий
  • Vietnamese: cao

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