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Verb
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tells, 3rd person singular present; telling, present participle; told, past participle; told, past tense;
  1. Communicate information, facts, or news to someone in spoken or written words
    • - I told her you were coming
    • - “We have nothing in common,” she told him
    • - he's telling the truth
    • - we must be told the facts
  2. Order, instruct, or advise (someone) to do something
    • - tell him to go away
  3. Narrate or relate (a tale or story)

  4. Reveal (information) to someone in a nonverbal way
    • - the figures tell a different story
    • - the smile on her face told him everything
  5. Divulge confidential or private information
    • - promise you won't tell
  6. Inform someone of the misdemeanors of
    • - friends don't tell on each other
  7. Decide or determine correctly or with certainty
    • - you can tell they're in love
  8. Distinguish (one person or thing) from another; perceive (the difference) between one person or thing and another
    • - I can't tell the difference between margarine and butter
  9. (of an experience or period of time) Have a noticeable, typically harmful, effect on someone
    • - the strain of supporting the family was beginning to tell on him
  10. (of a particular factor) Play a part in the success or otherwise of someone or something
    • - lack of fitness told against him on his first run of the season
  11. Count (the members of a series or group)
    • - the shepherd had told all his sheep
Noun
  1. (in the Middle East) An artificial mound formed by the accumulated remains of ancient settlements


  1. 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)
  2. state: express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  3. let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
  4. narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
  5. order: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  6. discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"
  7. A tell in poker is a subtle but detectable change in a player's behavior or demeanor that gives clues to that player's assessment of his hand. A player gains an advantage if he observes and understands the meaning of another player's tell, particularly if the tell is unconscious and reliable. ...
  8. Tell (تلّ) is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located five kilometers southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 4,334 inhabitants in 2007.. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p. ...
  9. (Tells (band)) Tells are a British experimental band formed by the former core members of Delicate AWOL, Jim Version and Caroline Ross.
  10. (The Telling) The Telling is a 2000 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin set in her fictional universe of Hainish Cycle. ...
  11. (The Telling (Alias episode)) The second season of Alias premiered September 29, 2002 on ABC and concluded May 4, 2003 and was released on DVD in region 1 on December 2, 2003. Guest stars in season two include David Carradine, Ethan Hawke, Richard Lewis, Christian Slater, and Danny Trejo. ...
  12. (The Telling (film)) The Telling is a 2009 horror film starring Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison from the E! television series The Girls Next Door. The film is also the producing debut of Bridget Marquardt who teamed up with veteran Producer Chuck Williams. ...
  13. A reflexive, often habitual behavior, esp. one occurring in a context that often features attempts at deception by persons under psychological stress (e.g. ...
  14. (Telling) a child that he or she was adopted is important; however, "telling" implies a one-way communication flow.
  15. (Tells) Any of a player’s behaviours or mannerisms that might reveal certain things about his hand to his opponents.
  16. (Tells) A motion or a action done right before you execute a technique that will warn your attacker that you are about to attack or defend
  17. (Tells) A poker player's unconscious actions or habits that disclose the strength of his hand to his opponents.
  18. (Tells) A tell is an alteration in an online poker players manner or actions that give indications to you (and other players) with reference to what cards they could possibly have. You might actually think this would be hard while playing in an online poker game, but it is not. ...
  19. (Tells) A term borrowed from poker, a ‘tell’ is a nonverbal cue that gives a person away and uncovers their hidden thoughts and emotions.  It is an informal word used to replace “cue”, or “nonverbal body language.”
  20. (Tells) Behaviors that give away the strength of a poker player’s hand. Recognizing tells is a critical skill in poker, but counterfeiting your own tells can be equally profitable. Not having tells can also be profitable, but faking a tell is a more advanced poker strategy. ...
  21. (Tells) Trained blackjack players can spot dealer tells that give away their hole card range.
  22. (Tells) blackjack lingo for signals in the form of gestures or attitude expressed by the dealer that may provide useful strategies as to the value of their hole card.
  23. (tells) stocks or indices that provide microcosms of the overall tenor of the market. Many times they are catalyst-driven, while other times they're just what I consider a proxy for signs of direction. There are no distinct criteria for choosing a tell, just a trader's instinct.
  24. An action that gives clues about the cards someone is holding.
  25. A clue or hint that a player unknowingly gives about the strength of his hand, his next action, etc. May originally be from "telegraph" or the obvious use that he "tells" you what he's going to do before he does it.