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Dictionary Definition

toll

Noun

1 a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
2 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?" [syn: price, cost]
3 the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells" [syn: bell]

Verb

1 ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls"
2 charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Pronunciation 1

  • /təʊl/ or /tɒl/
  • (General) /toʊl/ or /tɒl/

Noun

  1. A fee for using something, esp. of roads and bridges
  2. Loss or damage incurred through a disaster
    The war has taken its toll on the people.

Translations

fee for using something, esp. of roads and bridges

Pronunciation 2

  • /təʊl/
  • (General) /toʊl/

Noun

  1. The act or sound of tolling

Verb

  1. To make the noise of a bell
    For whom the bell tolls.
  2. To ring a bell slowly and repeatedly
  3. To announce by tolling
    The bells tolled the King’s death.
  4. To suspend
    The statute of limitations defense was tolled as a result of the defendant’s wrongful conduct.

Translations

to make the noise of a bell

Catalan

Noun

toll

German

Etymology

Old High German tol

Pronunciation

Adjective

toll

See also

Hungarian

Noun

toll

Irish

Pronunciation

  • lang=ga|[t̪ˠoːl̪ˠ]|[t̪ˠɔl̪ˠ]

Verb

  1. to bore, pierce, perforate

Mutation

Old English

Etymology

Borrowed into Germanic (*tolla-) from vulgar Latin toloneum, from late Latin teloneum, from Greek τελώνιον ‘toll-house’, from τέλος ‘tax’. Germanic cognates include Old Saxon tol (Dutch tol), Old High German zol (German Zoll), Old Norse tollr (Swedish tull). See also parallel forms represented by Old English toln.

Pronunciation

/tol:/

Noun

toll n

Extensive Definition

The word toll has several meanings.
toll in German: Toll
toll in Dutch: Tol
toll in Russian: Толь

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

admission, admission fee, allure, anchorage, assessment, bait, bell, bong, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, cess, change ringing, charge, charges, chime, chiming, chink, clang, clanging, clangor, clank, clanking, clink, conscience money, contribution, cost, cover charge, damages, decoy, demand, ding, ding-a-ling, dingdong, dinging, dingle, direct tax, dockage, dong, donging, dues, duty, entice, entrance fee, entrap, exaction, exactment, excise, fare, fee, gong, graduated taxation, hire, imposition, impost, indirect tax, inveigle, jangle, jingle, jingle-jangle, jinglejangle, jingling, joint return, knell, knelling, lead on, levy, license fee, loss, peal, peal ringing, pealing, penalty, pilotage, portage, price, progressive tax, ring, ring changes, ringing, salvage, scot, scot and lot, seduce, separate returns, shot, single tax, sound, sound a knell, sounding, storage, strike, striking, supertax, surtax, tariff, tax, tax base, tax dodging, tax evasion, tax exemption, tax return, tax structure, tax withholding, tax-exempt status, taxable income, taxation, tempt, ting, ting-a-ling, tingle, tingling, tink, tinkle, tinkling, tinnitus, tintinnabulate, tithe, tolling, towage, tribute, wharfage, withholding tax
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