death toll


Definition of death toll

  1. :  the number of people who die in an accident, disaster, war, etc. Three people who were injured in the accident have died, pushing the death toll up to 116. The virus's death toll is expected to rise.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital (see vital 1b) functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

  1. :  a tax or fee paid for some liberty or privilege (as of passing over a highway or bridge)

    :  compensation for services rendered: such as

    :  a charge for transportation

  1. :  to take or levy toll

    :  to exact part of as a toll

    :  to take as toll

  1. :  allure, entice

    :  to entice (game) to approach

    :  to attract (fish) with scattered bait

  1. :  to sound (a bell) by pulling the rope

    :  to give signal or announcement of

    :  to announce by tolling

  1. :  the sound of a tolling bell

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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