(noun, adjective)


1. great in vertical dimension; high in stature

- tall people

- tall buildings

- tall trees

Similar word(s): high, big, large, gangling, gangly, lanky, rangy, leggy, long, stately, statuesque, tallish

2. lofty in style

- he engages in so much tall talk, one never really realizes what he is saying

Similar word(s): rhetorical, grandiloquent, magniloquent

3. impressively difficult

- a tall order

Similar word(s): difficult, hard

4. too improbable to admit of belief

- a tall story

Similar word(s): incredible, unbelievable, improbable, marvellous, marvelous

Sentences with tall as an adjective:

- Being tall is an advantage in basketball.


1. a garment size for a tall person

Definition categories: attribute, size