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  Dictionary Definition of tall

tall
adjective
1. having a relatively great stature; of more than average height: tall grass.
2. having stature or height as specified: a man 1.9 metres tall.
3. (of gears in a motor vehicle) offering relatively high-speed revolutions of the wheels for relatively low revolutions of the engine.
4. Colloquial high, great, or large in amount: a tall price.
5. Colloquial extravagant; difficult to believe: a tall story.
6. Colloquial difficult to accomplish: a tall order.
7. Colloquial high-flown or grandiloquent.
[ME tal, OE getŠl prompt; c. OHG gizal swift, OS gital quick]
-- tallish, adjective -- tallness, noun