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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tale /ˈte(ə)l/
 謊言,謠言,蜚語,故事,傳說,敘述

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tael n.  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)

 Tale n. See Tael.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tale, n.
 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 hawthorn 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tale v. i. To tell stories. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 tale
      n 1: a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence
           or course of events; presented in writing or drama or
           cinema or as a radio or television program; "his
           narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain
           adults as well as children" [syn: narrative, narration,
            story]
      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: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 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."