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)
verb: discern or comprehend
Example: "He could tell that she was unhappy"
verb: let something be known
Example: "Tell them that you will be late"
verb: narrate or give a detailed account of
Example: "Tell what happened"
verb: give evidence
Example: "He was telling on all his former colleague"
verb: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
verb: inform positively and with certainty and confidence
Example: "I tell you that man is a crook!"
verb: express in words
Example: "Tell me what is bothering you"
verb: mark as different
name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #19930)