(noun.) a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap).
(verb.) discern or comprehend; 'He could tell that she was unhappy'.
(verb.) let something be known; 'Tell them that you will be late'.
(verb.) narrate or give a detailed account of; 'Tell what happened'; 'The father told a story to his child'.
(verb.) give evidence; 'he was telling on all his former colleague'.
(v. t.) To mention one by one, or piece by piece; to recount; to enumerate; to reckon; to number; to count; as, to tell money.
(v. t.) To utter or recite in detail; to give an account of; to narrate.
(v. t.) To make known; to publish; to disclose; to divulge.
(v. t.) To give instruction to; to make report to; to acquaint; to teach; to inform.
(v. t.) To order; to request; to command.
(v. t.) To discern so as to report; to ascertain by observing; to find out; to discover; as, I can not tell where one color ends and the other begins.
(v. t.) To make account of; to regard; to reckon; to value; to estimate.
(v. i.) To give an account; to make report.
(v. i.) To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells.
(n.) That which is told; tale; account.
(n.) A hill or mound.
v. a. . Express, utter, speak, state, mention, communicate, publish, speak of, make mention of.. Relate, recount, rehearse, narrate, describe, report, give an account of.. Inform, teach, instruct, acquaint, apprise, make known to, explain to, disclose to, communicate to, make known to.. Disclose, reveal, divulge, confess, betray, acknowledge, own, declare, make known.. Number, count, enumerate, compute, reckon, take an account of, run over, sum up, call over.. Discern, discover, make out, distinguish.
v. n. . Give account, make report.. Take effect, be effective, hit the nail on the head.
SYN:Mention, number, enumerate, count, recount, utter, recite, state, narrate,disclose, publish, betray, divulge, promulgate, acquaint, teach, inform,explain, communicate, report, rehearse, discern, judge, discriminate,ascertain, decide, describe
ANT:Repress, suppress, misrecount, misnarrate, miscommunicate, misdeclare,misrecite, misjudge, misdescribe
v.t. to number or give an account of: to utter: to narrate: to disclose: to inform: to discern: to explain.—v.i. to give an account: to produce or take effect: to chat gossip: to tell tales play the informer:—pa.t. and pa.p. tōld.—adj. Tell′able capable of being told.—ns. Tell′er one who tells or counts: a clerk whose duty it is to receive and pay money; Tell′ership the office of a teller.—p.adj. Tell′ing having great effect.—adv. Tell′ingly in a telling or effective manner.—n. Tell′-tale one who tells tales: one who officiously tells the private concerns of others: an indication or an indicator as an automatic instrument: a bird of genus Totanus a tattler.—adj. given to reveal secrets blabbing: apparent openly seen: giving warning.—Tell off to count off: to detach on some special duty.
- But please to tell me at once what you have done. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I could tell you a story about that same uncle, gentlemen, that would rather surprise you. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- He had not dared to tell it sooner. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- He could not tell me that; he saw me, and over my shoulder he saw the man. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- She would have spoken to tell her husband her fears, but checked herself. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Truth to tell, the supper had been waiting a most unreasonable time. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- I don't tell amusing stories, he said curtly, and walked across to the piano. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- I told his impudence that the gilt pestle and mortar was quite ornament enough; as if I was born, indeed, to be a country surgeon's wife! 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Remember what I told you on the moor--and ask yourself what my assertion is worth. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- We went to the 'commissionaire' of the hotel--I don't know what a 'commissionaire' is, but that is the man we went to--and told him we wanted a guide. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Sixteen shillings sterling, we are told by Mr Byron, was the price of a good horse in the capital of Chili. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- I must do what I am told. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- But practical sense told them that sex cannot be confined within marriage. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- There were only these few words in her neatly flowing hand:-- I have told Mrs. Casaubon. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- Tom, love, I am telling Mr. Harthouse that he never saw you abroad. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- It would have been almost as good as telling him that she was the thief. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- I was this moment telling Jane, I thought you would begin to be impatient for tidings of us. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- She answered Sergeant Cuff's inquiry for the landlord, by telling him sharply that her master was up-stairs, and was not to be bothered by anybody. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Thank you, Dobbin, he said, rubbing his eyes with his knuckles, I was just--just telling her I would. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I don't think, Mr. Hale, you have done quite right in introducing such a person to us without telling us what he had been. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Edison has always had an amused admiration for Bergmann, and his social side is often made evident by his love of telling stories about those days of struggle. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Mr. Letterblair tells me the financial question has been settled-- Oh, yes, she said indifferently. 伊迪丝·华顿. 纯真年代.
- If one leads you wrong, I am sure the other tells you of it. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Wait till Bill tells you, then. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- I don't know how, but the book tells. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- If he tells you that socialism is against human nature, we have a perfect right to ask where he proved the possibilities of human nature. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- See what tidings that horn tells us of--to announce, I ween, some hership  and robbery which has been done upon my lands. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Edison himself tells the story of what happened. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.