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tale


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tael  \Tael\,  n.  [Malay  ta?l,  a  certain  weight,  probably  fr 
  Hind.  tola,  Skr.  tul[=a]  a  balance,  weight,  tul  to  weigh.] 
  A  denomination  of  money,  in  China,  worth  nearly  six  shillings 
  sterling,  or  about  a  dollar  and  forty  cents;  also  a  weight 
  of  one  ounce  and  a  third  [Written  also  {tale}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tale  \Tale\,  v.  i. 
  To  tell  stories.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer.  Gower. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tale  \Tale\,  n. 
  See  {Tael}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tale  \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.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  We  spend  our  years  as  a  tale  that  is  told.  --Ps.  xc 
  9. 
 
  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. 
  --Carew. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tale 
  n  1:  an  account  describing  incidents  or  events;  "after  dinner  he 
  told  the  children  stories  of  his  adventures"  [syn:  {narration}, 
  {narrative},  {story},  {yarn},  {recital}] 
  2:  a  trivial  lie;  "he  told  a  fib  about  eating  his  spinach"; 
  "how  can  I  stop  my  child  from  telling  stories?"  [syn:  {fib}, 
  {story},  {tarradiddle},  {taradiddle}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  TALE 
 
  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. 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Tale 
  (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." 
 




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