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toll

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noun \ˈtōl\

Definition of toll

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

  2. 2 :  compensation for services rendered: such asa :  a charge for transportationb :  a charge for a long-distance telephone call

  3. 3 :  a grievous or ruinous price <inflation has taken its toll>; especially :  cost in life or health <the death toll from the hurricane>

Origin and Etymology of toll

Middle English, from Old English, from Vulgar Latin *tolonium, alteration of Late Latin telonium customhouse, from Greek tolōnion, from telōnēs collector of tolls, from telos tax, toll; perhaps akin to Greek tlēnai to bear


First Known Use: before 12th century

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toll

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Definition of toll

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to take or levy toll

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1a :  to exact part of as a tollb :  to take as toll

  5. 2 :  to exact a toll from (someone)

14th Century

First Known Use of toll

14th century


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toll

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verb \ˈtōl\

Definition of toll

tolled

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toled

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tolling

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toling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  allure, entice

  3. 2a :  to entice (game) to approachb :  to attract (fish) with scattered baitc :  to lead or attract (domestic animals) to a desired point

Variants of toll

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tole

Origin and Etymology of toll

Middle English tollen, tolen; akin to Old English fortyllan to seduce


First Known Use: 13th century


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toll

verb

Definition of toll

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sound (a bell) by pulling the rope

  3. 2a :  to give signal or announcement of <the clock tolled each hour>b :  to announce by tolling <church bells tolled the death of the bishop>c :  to call to or from a place or occasion <bells tolled the congregation to church>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to sound with slow measured strokes <the bell tolls solemnly>

Origin and Etymology of toll

Middle English, to pull, drag, toll (a bell), perhaps alteration of toilen to struggle — more at toil


First Known Use: 15th century


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toll

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Definition of toll

  1. :  the sound of a tolling bell

15th Century

First Known Use of toll

15th century



TOLL Defined for Kids

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toll

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noun \ˈtōl\

Definition of toll for Students

  1. 1 :  a tax paid for a privilege (as the use of a highway or bridge)

  2. 2 :  a charge paid for a service

  3. 3 :  the cost in life or health


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toll

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verb

Definition of toll for Students

tolled

tolling

  1. 1 :  to announce or call by the sounding of a bell <The clock tolled midnight.>

  2. 2 :  to sound with slow strokes <Bells tolled solemnly.>


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toll

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noun

Definition of toll for Students

  1. :  the sound of a bell ringing slowly


Law Dictionary

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toll

noun

Legal Definition of toll

  1. :  a charge for the use of a transportation route or facility; broadly :  a charge for use <a water toll>

Origin and Etymology of toll

Old English, tax or fee paid for a liberty or privilege, ultimately from Late Latin telonium custom house, from Greek tolōnion, from telōnēs collector of tolls, from telos tax, toll


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toll

verb

Legal Definition of toll

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to take away (as a right)

  3. 2a :  to remove the effect of <the court did not toll the statute of repose after the statutory period had expired> b :  suspend 2a <toll the running of the statute of limitations> — compare run

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to be suspended <statute of limitations tolls for a period of seventy-five days following the notice — Parker v. Yen, 823 S.W.2d 359 (1991)>

Origin and Etymology of toll

Anglo-French tollir toller to take away, make null, bar, ultimately from Latin tollere to lift up, take away


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toll

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Legal Definition of toll

  1. :  a suspension of effect <the court extended the statute of limitations toll>



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