Meaning of “tall” in the English Dictionary

"tall" in British English

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talladjective

uk /tɔːl/ us /tɑːl/

(Definition of “tall” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tall" in American English

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talladjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /tɔl/

tall adjective [ -er/-est only ] (VERY HIGH)

of more than average height:

She’s tall and slim.
The Sears Tower is taller than the Empire State Building.

tall adjective [ -er/-est only ] (THIS HIGH)

of a particular height:

Four of her friends are six feet or taller.

(Definition of “tall” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"tall" in Business English

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talladjective

uk /tɔːl/ us HR, MANAGEMENT

used to describe an organization with many levels of jobs between top management and the workers at the bottom:

In a tall organizational structure, employees often lie at the bottom of a long chain of supervisors, managers, and executives.

(Definition of “tall” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)