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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Noun Toll has 3 senses

Verb Toll has 2 senses


Tollv. t. [L. tollere. See Tolerate.].
     To take away; to vacate; to annul.  [1913 Webster]
Tollv. t. [See Tole.].
  •  To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.  Hood.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.  [1913 Webster]
    "When hollow murmurs of their evening bells
    Dismiss the sleepy swains, and toll them to their cells.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Tollv. i. 
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The country cocks do crow, the clocks do toll."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell."  [1913 Webster]
     The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.  [1913 Webster]
Tolln. [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.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.  [1913 Webster]
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.
Tollv. i. 
  •  To pay toll or tallage.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take toll; to raise a tax.  [1913 Webster]
    "Well could he [the miller] steal corn and toll thrice."  [1913 Webster]
    "No Italian priest
    Shall tithe or toll in our dominions.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Tollv. t. 
     To collect, as a toll.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


Toll, n.
1 a charge payable for permission to pass a barrier or use a bridge or road etc.
2 the cost or damage caused by a disaster, battle, etc., or incurred in an achievement (death toll).
3 US a charge for a long distance telephone call.

take its toll be accompanied by loss or injury etc. toll-bridge a bridge at which a toll is charged. toll-gate a gate preventing passage until a toll is paid. toll-house a house at a toll-gate or -bridge, used by a toll-collector. toll-road a road maintained by the tolls collected on it.
Toll, v. & n.
1 a intr. (of a bell) sound with a slow uniform succession of strokes. b tr. ring (a bell) in this way. c tr. (of a bell) announce or mark (a death etc.) in this way.
2 tr. strike (the hour).
1 the act of tolling.
2 a stroke of a bell.

ME, special use of (now dial.) toll entice, pull, f. an OE root -tyllan (recorded in fortyllan seduce)



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




VB be active, busy oneself in, stir, stir about, stir one's stumps, bestir oneself, rouse oneself, speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, bustle, fuss, raise up, kick up a dust, push, make a push, make a fuss, make a stir, go ahead, push forward, fight one's way, elbow one's way, make progress, toll, plod, persist, keep up the ball, keep the pot boiling, look sharp, have all one's eyes about one, rise, arouse oneself, hustle, get up early, be about, keep moving, steal a march, kill two birds with one stone, seize the opportunity, lose no time, not lose a moment, make the most of one's time, not suffer the grass to grow under one's feet, improve the shining hour, make short work of, dash off, make haste, do one's best take pains, do wonders, work wonders, have many irons in the fire, have one's hands full, have much on one's hands, have other things to do, have other fish to fry, be busy, not have a moment to spare, not have a moment that one can call one's own, have one's fling, run the round of, go all lengths, stick at nothing, run riot, outdo, overdo, overact, overlay, overshoot the mark, make a toil of a pleasure, have a hand in, take an active part, put in one's oar, have a finger in the pie, mix oneself up with, trouble, one's head about, intrigue, agitate, tamper with, meddle, moil, intermeddle, interfere, interpose, obtrude, poke one's nose in, thrust one's nose in.


N price, amount, cost, expense, prime cost, charge, figure, demand, damage, fare, hire, wages, value, dues, duty, toll, tax, impost, cess, sess, tallage, levy, abkari, capitation tax, poll tax, doomage, likin, gabel, gabelle, gavel, octroi, custom, excise, assessment, benevolence, tithe, tenths, exactment, ransom, salvage, tariff, brokerage, wharfage, freightage, bill, shot, priced, to the tune of, ad valorem, dutiable, mercenary, venal, no penny no paternoster, point d'argent point de Suisse, no longer pipe no longer dance, no song no supper, if you dance you have to pay the piper, you get what you pay for, there's no such thing as a free lunch, one may have it for, a bon marche.


VB roll, drum, rumble, rattle, clatter, patter, clack, bombinate, hum, trill, shake, chime, peal, toll, tick, beat, drum in the ear, din in the ear.

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