toll: Meaning and Definition of
- a payment or fee exacted by the state, the local authorities, etc., for some right or privilege, as for passage along a road or over a bridge.
- the extent of loss, damage, suffering, etc., resulting from some action or calamity: The toll was 300 persons dead or missing.
- a tax, duty, or tribute, as for services or use of facilities.
- a payment made for a long-distance telephone call.
- (formerly, in England) the right to take such payment.
- a compensation for services, as for transportation or transmission.
- grain retained by a miller in payment for grinding.
- to collect (something) as toll.
- to impose a tax or toll on (a person).
- to collect toll; levy toll.
- to cause (a large bell) to sound with single strokes slowly and regularly repeated, as for summoning a congregation to church, or esp. for announcing a death.
- to sound or strike (a knell, the hour, etc.) by such strokes: In the distance Big Ben tolled five.
- to announce by this means; ring a knell for (a dying or dead person).
- to summon or dismiss by tolling.
- to lure or decoy (game) by arousing curiosity.
- to allure; entice: He tolls us on with fine promises.
- to sound with single strokes slowly and regularly repeated, as a bell.
- the act of tolling a bell.
- one of the strokes made in tolling a bell.
- the sound made.
— v.t. Law.
- to suspend or interrupt (as a statute of limitations).
- toll (Thesaurus)
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