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) (synset 110718145)
  1. Express in words (synset 201011267)
    "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
  2. Let something be known (synset 200954556)
    "Tell them that you will be late"
  3. Narrate or give a detailed account of (synset 200955248)
    "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"
  4. Give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority (synset 200748704)
    "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"
  5. Discern or comprehend (synset 200722885)
    "He could tell that she was unhappy"
  6. Inform positively and with certainty and confidence (synset 201021652)
    "I tell you that man is a crook!"
  7. Give evidence (synset 200956454)
    "he was telling on all his former colleague"
  8. Mark as different (synset 200652006)
    "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

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