To·​da | \ ˈtōdə\
plural Todas also Toda

Definition of Toda

1 : one of an aboriginal polyandrous people that reside in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India and in Sri Lanka, that lead a peaceful pastoral life, and that practice a religion which is organized around the care and veneration of cattle and especially the buffalo
2 : the Dravidian language of the Todas

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

More from Merriam-Webster on Toda

Spanish Central: Translation of Toda

Comments on Toda

What made you want to look up Toda? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!