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Meaning of TALE

Pronunciation:  teyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
  2. [n]  a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; "his narrative was interesting"; "his stories entertained the children"

TALE is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: fib, narration, narrative, story, taradiddle, tarradiddle
 See Also: cock-and-bull story, content, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, folk tale, folktale, lie, message, nursery rhyme, prevarication, sob story, sob stuff, song and dance, subject matter, substance, tall tale



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tale\, n.
    See {Tael}.
  2. \Tale\, n. [AS. talu number, speech, narrative; akin to D.
    taal speech, language, G. zahl number, OHG. zala, Icel. tal,
    tala, number, speech, Sw. tal, Dan. tal number, tale speech,
    Goth. talzjan to instruct. Cf. {Tell}, v. t., {Toll} a tax,
    also {Talk}, v. i.]
    1. That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any
       rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse;
       statement; history; story. ``The tale of Troy divine.''
       --Milton. ``In such manner rime is Dante's tale.''
             We spend our years as a tale that is told. --Ps. xc.
    2. 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.
             The ignorant, . . . who measure by tale, and not by
             weight.                               --Hooker.
             And every shepherd tells his tale, Under the
             hawthornn in the dale.                --Milton.
             In packing, they keep a just tale of the number.
    3. (Law) A count or declaration. [Obs.]
    {To tell tale of}, to make account of. [Obs.]
             Therefore little tale hath he told Of any dream, so
             holy was his heart.                   --Chaucer.
    Syn: Anecdote; story; fable; incident; memoir; relation;
         account; legend; narrative.
  3. \Tale\, v. i.
    To tell stories. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Gower.
Computing Dictionary

Typed Applicative Language Experiment. M. van Leeuwen. Lazy, purely applicative, polymorphic. Based on typed second order lambda-calculus. "Functional Programming and the Language TALE", H.P. Barendregt et al, in Current Trends in Concurrency, LNCS 224, Springer 1986, pp.122-207.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) Heb. tokhen, "a task," as weighed and measured out = tally, i.e., the number told off; the full number (Ex. 5:18; see 1 Sam. 18:27; 1 Chr. 9:28). In Ezek. 45:11 rendered "measure."

(2.) Heb. hegeh, "a thought;" "meditation" (Ps. 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 Ezek. 2:10, "mourning."