tall - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    a tall person or object has greater height than the average person or object

    a tall thin woman

    He was much taller than I expected.

    grow tall:

    This tree can grow very tall in the right conditions.

    1. a.
      used for talking about measurements of height
      five inches/feet/metres/yards etc tall:

      He must be over six feet tall.

    See also high1
  2. 2
    a tall drink is served in a tall glass or container and often consists of an alcoholic drink mixed with a lot of a drink that is not alcoholic

derived word


noun [uncountable]