Definitions of toll

  1. To sound, as a bell, with single strokes at uniform intervals.
  2. To take, as toll; take or pay toll.
  3. To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  4. To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
  5. To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
  6. To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
  7. To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
  8. To collect, as a toll.
  9. To ring with slow, heavy strokes; announce by slow strokes; as, to toll the hour; to ring slow, even strokes for, as during a funeral; as, to toll a departed bishop.
  10. To cause to sound, as a bell: to strike, or signal by striking.
  11. 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.
  12. To pay toll or tallage.
  13. To take toll; to raise a tax.
  14. To sound or ring slowly, as a bell.
  15. To sound, as a large bell.
  16. ring slowly, of bells; " For whom the bell tolls"
  17. the sound of a bell being struck; " saved by the bell"; " she heard the distant toll of church bells"
  18. ring slowly; " For whom the bell tolls"
  19. charge a fee for using; " Toll the bridges into New York City"
  20. To cause a bell to sound with strokes slowly repeated.
  21. To take away; to vacate.
  22. To stroke or ring slowly, as a bell to invite the people into church; to sound a bell with slow uniform strokes in order to announce a death, or to give solemnity to a funeral.
  23. a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges ( used for maintenance)
  24. The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
  25. 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.
  26. A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  27. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
  28. The sound of a bell slowly and evenly repeated, as during funerals; a duty or tax on travelers or goods passing along a public road or bridge; a tax or duty paid for some privilege; pay taken for services; as, a miller takes toll for grinding grain.
  29. A tax for the liberty of passing over a bridge or road, selling goods in a market, etc.: a portion of grain taken by a miller for grinding.
  30. The sound of a bell when tolling.
  31. A tax for some liberty; sum paid for use of a road, bridge, & c.; proportion of meal taken by a miller as his pay for grinding; sound of a large bell rung slowly.
  32. A net, snare, or other trap.
  33. The sound of a bell rung slowly and regularly.
  34. A charge, as for passing on a bridge or turnpike.
  35. The solemn sound of a bell slowly rung.
  36. A duty or tax imposed on travellers or goods passing along a bridge or a public road; a tax paid, or duty imposed, for some liberty or privilege; a miller's compensation for grinding corn.
  37. The slow repeated sounding of a bell at short intervals.
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