from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who tells.
  • noun A bank employee who receives and pays out money.
  • noun An automated teller machine.
  • noun A person appointed to count votes in a legislative assembly.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the successive strokes on a church bell rung to tell the sex and age of a person who has just died.
  • noun One who counts or enumerates.
  • noun A functionary in a banking establishment whose business it is to receive or to pay money over the counter: as, a receiving teller; a paying teller.
  • noun One who tells, recounts, narrates, relates, or communicates something to others: as, a story-teller.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who tells, relates, or communicates; an informer, narrator, or describer.
  • noun One of four officers of the English Exchequer, formerly appointed to receive moneys due to the king and to pay moneys payable by the king.
  • noun An employee of a bank who receives money paid in, and pays money out, and makes records of such transactions.
  • noun One who is appointed to count the votes given in a legislative body, public meeting, assembly, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who tells stories
  • noun a bank clerk who receives and pays out money
  • noun An automated teller machine
  • noun A person who counts the votes in an election

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
  • noun an official appointed to count the votes (especially in legislative assembly)
  • noun someone who tells a story
  • noun an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money


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    teller right now.

    June 6, 2008

  • "One of the successive strokes on a church bell rung to tell the sex and age of a person who has just died." --Cent. Dict.

    July 10, 2011

  • Also tailor (cf. Dorothy L. Sayers novel The Nine Tailors, containing much fascinating English bell-ringing lore).

    July 10, 2011

  • I like Dorothy Sayers and I like bell-ringing lore. Thanks, Milos.

    July 10, 2011

  • "Bell-Ringing Lore" sounds like a potential list. :-)

    July 10, 2011

  • As I recall there were many very interesting words of bell-ringing lore in that book. Alas, I cannot remember.

    July 11, 2011