|Origin:||getæl 'quick, ready'|
tall S2 W2 comparative taller, superlative tallest
a person, building, tree etc that is tall is a greater height than normal: ➔ see usage note big1
He was young and tall.
a house surrounded by tall trees
This bush grows tall very quickly.
you use 'tall' to say or ask what the height of something or someone is
6ft/2m/12 inches etc tall
He's only 5 feet tall.
How tall is that building?
She's a little taller than her sister.
3 American EnglishDFD
a tall drink contains a small amount of alcohol mixed with a large amount of a non-alcoholic drink
a request or piece of work that is almost impossible:
Finding a replacement is going to be a tall order.
a story that is so unlikely that it is difficult to believe