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Definitions of tale

  1. a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; "his narrative was interesting"; "his stories entertained the children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. See Tael. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A count or declaration. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To tell stories. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is told; a narrative or story; fable; anecdote; a piece of gossip; a count or reckoning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A narrative or story: a fable: what is told or counted off: number: reckoning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A narrative; story; anything told; reckoning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. A soft mineral, of a soapy feel. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Talcose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. A story. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A counting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A story; a narrative; a fictitious narrative; reckoning; number reckoned; information; disclosure of anything secret. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A story; a short narrative of adventure; a fiction; number told or reckoned; disclosure of anything secret. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Another spelling of tael, which see. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Heb. tokhen, "a task," as weighed and measured out = tally, i.e., the number told off; the full number ( Exodus 5:18 ; see 1 Samuel 18:27 ; 1 Chronicles 9:28 ). In Ezekiel 45:11 rendered "measure." biblestudytools.com
  20. Heb. hegeh, "a thought;" "meditation" ( Psalms 90:9 ); meaning properly "as a whisper of sadness," which is soon over, or "as a thought." The LXX. and Vulgate render it "spider;" the Authorized Version and Revised Version, "as a tale" that is told. In Job 37:2 this word is rendered "sound;" Revised Version margin, "muttering;" and in Ezekiel 2:10 , "mourning." These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Tale". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  21. Comm. law. A denomination of money in China. In the computation of the ad valorem duty on goods, &c. it is computed at one dollar and forty-eight cents. Act of March 2, 1799, s. 61, 1 Sto. L. U. S. 626. Vide Foreign Coins. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  22. t[=a]l, n. a narrative or story: a fable: what is told or counted off: number: reckoning.--v.i. (obs.) to speak.--n. TALE'-BEAR'ER, one who maliciously tells tales or gives information.--adj. TALE'-BEAR'ING, given to tell tales or give information officiously.--n. act of telling secrets.--adj. TALE'FUL, abounding with stories.--n. TALE'-TELL'ER, one who tells stories, esp. officiously.--BE IN A (or ONE) TALE, to be in full accord; OLD WIVES' TALE, any marvellous story appealing to one's credulity; TELL ONE'S (or ITS) OWN TALE, to speak for one's self or itself; TELL TALES, to play the informer; TELL TALES OUT OF SCHOOL, to reveal confidential matters. [A.S. talu, a reckoning, a tale, also speech; Ger. zahl, a number.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. True or usu. fictitious narrative esp. one imaginatively treated, story, as tell him a t., a true t. of the Crusades, old wives\' tt., marvellous legendary tt., t. of a tub, idle fiction, prefer to tell my own t. (give my own account of the matter), thing tells its own t. (is significant, requires no comment, explains itself); malicious report whether true or false, as all sorts of tt. will get about, tell tt. (out of school), report esp. with malicious intention what is meant to be secret, talebearer, person who does this, so talebearing a. & n.; taleteller, one who tells tt. (in either sense); (archaic, rhet., poet.) number, total, as the t. is complete, shepherd tells his t. (of sheep). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. See Taal. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  25. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A narrative ; a story ;-an oral relation;- in law, a written count or declaration;- that which is told or reported: information; disclosure of something secret; report ; rumour ;-reckoning by count ; an enumeration ; a number reckoned or stated. Cabinet Dictionary

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