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NOUN (3)

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;
- Example: "the cost in human life was enormous"
- Example: "the price of success is hard work"
- Example: "what price glory?"
[syn: price, cost, toll]

3. the sound of a bell being struck;
- Example: "saved by the bell"
- Example: "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
[syn: bell, toll]


VERB (2)

1. ring slowly;
- Example: "For whom the bell tolls"

2. charge a fee for using;
- Example: "Toll the bridges into New York City"

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12 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tole \Tole\ (t[=o]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toled; p. pr. & vb. n. Toling.] [OE. tollen to draw, to entice; of uncertain origin. Cf. Toll to ring a bell.] To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait. [Written also toll.] [1913 Webster] Whatever you observe him to be more frighted at then he should, tole him on to by insensible degrees, till at last he masters the difficulty. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, v. t. [L. tollere. See Tolerate.] (O. Eng. Law) To take away; to vacate; to annul. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, v. t. [See Tole.] 1. To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole. [1913 Webster] 2. [Probably the same word as toll to draw, and at first meaning, to ring in order to draw people to church.] To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell. "The sexton tolled the bell." --Hood. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. --Beattie. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Tolling.] 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, n. The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, n. [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.] 1. 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] 2. (Sax. & O. Eng. Law) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: Tax; custom; duty; impost. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, v. i. 1. To pay toll or tallage. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To take toll; to raise a tax. [R.] [1913 Webster] Well could he [the miller] steal corn and toll thrice. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] No Italian priest Shall tithe or toll in our dominions. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Toll \Toll\, v. t. To collect, as a toll. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

toll n 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, toll] 3: the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells" [syn: bell, toll] v 1: ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls" 2: charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "toll": 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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Toll one of the branches of the king of Persia's revenues (Ezra 4:13; 7:24), probably a tax levied from those who used the bridges and fords and highways.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

TOLL, contracts. A sum of money for the use of something, generally applied to the consideration which is paid for the use of a road, bridge, or the like, of a public nature. Toll is also the compensation paid to a miller for grinding another person's grain. 2. The rate of taking toll for grinding is regulated by statute in most of the states. See 2 Hill. Ab. oh. 17; 6 Ad. & Ell. N. S. 31,; 6 Q. B. 3 1.