A tell or tel, (from Hebrew: תֵּל, Arabic: تلّ, tall) is a type of archaeological mound created by human occupation and abandonment of a geographical site over many centuries. A classic tell looks like a low, truncated cone with a flat top and sloping sides.
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More definitions of "tell":
- (verb): Mark as different.
Synonyms: distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell apart
- (verb): Inform positively and with certainty and confidence.
Example: "I tell you that man is a crook!"
- (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).
Synonyms: William Tell
- (verb): Let something be known.
Example: "Tell them that you will be late"
- (verb): Give evidence.
- (verb): Narrate or give a detailed account of.
Example: "Tell what happened"
Synonyms: narrate, recount, recite
- (verb): Discern or comprehend.
Example: "He could tell that she was unhappy"