Definition and Meanings for toll

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Part of Speech of toll

transitive verb, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun

Etymology of toll

l. tollere. see tolerate see tole probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church 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

Meaning of toll


as transitive verb

  • to take away; to vacate; to annul.

as transitive verb

  • to draw; to entice; to allure. see tole.
  • to cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
  • to strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
  • to call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.

as noun

  • the sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.

as noun

  • 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.
  • a liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  • a portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.

as intransitive verb

  • to pay toll or tallage.
  • to take toll; to raise a tax.

as transitive verb

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