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]
1 ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls"
2 charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"
- Rhymes: -əʊl
- /təʊl/ or /tɒl/
- (General) /toʊl/ or /tɒl/
- A fee for using something, esp. of roads and bridges
- Loss or damage incurred through a disaster
- The war has taken its toll on the people.
fee for using something, esp. of roads and bridges
- (General) /toʊl/
- The act or sound of tolling
to make the noise of a bell
EtymologyOld High German tol
EtymologyBorrowed 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.
The word toll has several meanings.
- In the context of transportation:
- Toll (gene) and toll-like receptor, in genetics.
- Tolling (law), a doctrine which allows for the pausing or delaying of the running of the limitation period set forth by a statute of limitations.
- Toll (telecommunications), refers to connection charges, for instance note trunk vs toll charging and toll-free telephone numbers.
- Toll switching trunk.
- Johan Christopher Toll (1743–1817), a Swedish statesman and soldier.
- Toll is German for "great".
- Sometimes used as a synonym for Tariff.
- a Funeral toll is the slow, solemn ringing of Church bells at funerals.
- toll-treat, a process or procedure for handling metal ore before refining, definition and explanation required
toll in German: Toll
toll in Dutch: Tol
toll in Russian: Толь
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