adverb with everything included or counted
in all; altogether.
altogether he earns close to a million dollars
all counted; in all.
noun the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
divination; foretelling; soothsaying.
the practice or art of professing to reveal future events in the life of another.
Being accustomed to tell stories. -- n.The act or practice of telling stories.
verb detect with the senses
recognize; spot; make out; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
I can't make out the faces in this photograph
verb mark as different
secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
We distinguish several kinds of maple
She told the misbehaving student off
verb give away information about somebody
shop; give away; denounce; stag; rat; betray; snitch; grass; shit.
He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
verb produce an effect or strain on somebody
Each step told on his tired legs
To tell no store of
to make no account of; to consider of no importance.
To tell of
. (a) To speak of; to mention; to narrate or describe. (b) To inform against; to disclose some fault of.
To tell off
to count; to divide. Sir W. Scott.
(Mil.), to divide and practice a regiment or company in the several formations, preparatory to marching to the general parade for field exercises. Farrow. (b) to criticise
To tell on
to inform against. Archaic & Colloq.
To tell tale of
to make account of. Obs.
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)