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Meaning of TOLL

Pronunciation:  towl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
  2. [n]  a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  3. [v]  ring recurrently; of bells
  4. [v]  ring slowly, of bells; "For whom the bell tolls"
 

TOLL is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: cost, peal, price
 
 See Also: death toll, fee, knell, ring, value

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Toll\, v. t. [L. tollere. See {Tolerate}.] (O. Eng. Law)
    To take away; to vacate; to annul.
    
    
  2. \Toll\, v. t. [See {Tole}.]
    1. To draw; to entice; to allure. See {Tole}.
    
    2. [Probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first
       meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church.] To
       cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and
       uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell. ``The
       sexton tolled the bell.'' --Hood.
    
    3. To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to
       ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend. --Shak.
    
             Slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour.
                                                   --Beattie.
    
    4. To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
    
             When hollow murmurs of their evening bells Dismiss
             the sleepy swains, and toll them to their cells.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  3. \Toll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tolled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tolling}.]
    To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated
    at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to
    announce the death of a person.
    
          The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll. --Shak.
    
          Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell. --Pope.
    
    
  4. \Toll\, n.
    The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly
    repeated.
    
    
  5. \Toll\, n. [OE. tol, AS. toll; akin to OS. & D. tol, G.
    zoll, OHG. zol, Icel. tollr, Sw. tull, Dan. told, and also to
    E. tale; -- originally, that which is counted out in payment.
    See {Tale} number.]
    1. A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for
       the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or
       for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.
    
    2. (Sax. & O. Eng. Law) A liberty to buy and sell within the
       bounds of a manor.
    
    3. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for
       grinding.
    
    {Toll and team} (O. Eng. Law), the privilege of having a
       market, and jurisdiction of villeins. --Burrill.
    
    {Toll bar}, a bar or beam used on a canal for stopping boats
       at the tollhouse, or on a road for stopping passengers.
    
    {Toll bridge}, a bridge where toll is paid for passing over
       it.
    
    {Toll corn}, corn taken as pay for grinding at a mill.
    
    {Toll dish}, a dish for measuring toll in mills.
    
    {Toll gatherer}, a man who takes, or gathers, toll.
    
    {Toll hop}, a toll dish. [Obs.] --Crabb.
    
    {Toll thorough} (Eng. Law), toll taken by a town for beasts
       driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at
       its cost. --Brande & C.
    
    {Toll traverse} (Eng. Law), toll taken by an individual for
       beasts driven across his ground; toll paid by a person for
       passing over the private ground, bridge, ferry, or the
       like, of another.
    
    {Toll turn} (Eng. Law), a toll paid at the return of beasts
       from market, though they were not sold. --Burrill.
    
    Syn: Tax; custom; duty; impost.
    
    
  6. \Toll\, v. i.
    1. To pay toll or tallage. [R.] --Shak.
    
    2. To take toll; to raise a tax. [R.]
    
             Well could he [the miller] steal corn and toll
             thrice.                               --Chaucer.
    
             No Italian priest Shall tithe or toll in our
             dominions.                            --Shak.
    
    
  7. \Toll\, v. t.
    To collect, as a toll. --Shak.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

one of the branches of the king of Persia's revenues (Ezra 4:13; 7:24), probably a tax levied from those who used the bridges and fords and highways.

 

 

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