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Webster 1913 Edition


Toll

Toll

,
Verb.
T.
[L.
tollere
. See
Tolerate
.]
(O. Eng. Law)
To take away; to vacate; to annul.

Toll

,
Verb.
T.
[See
Tole
.]
1.
To draw; to entice; to allure. See
Tole
.
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.
3.
To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for;
as, to
toll
a departed friend
.
Shak.
Slow
tolls
the village clock the drowsy hour.
Beattie.
4.
To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
When hollow murmurs of their evening bells
Dismiss the sleepy swains, and
toll
them to their cells.
Dryden.

Toll

,
Verb.
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.
The country cocks do crow, the clocks do
toll
.
Shakespeare
Now sink in sorrows with a
tolling
bell.
Pope.

Toll

,
Noun.
The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.

Toll

,
Noun.
[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.
2.
(Sax. & O. Eng. Law)
A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
3.
A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
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.
Syn. – Tax; custom; duty; impost.

Toll

,
Verb.
I.
1.
To pay toll or tallage.
[R.]
Shak.
2.
To take toll; to raise a tax.
[R.]
Well could he [the miller] steal corn and
toll
thrice.
Chaucer.
No Italian priest
Shall tithe or
toll
in our dominions.
Shakespeare

Toll

,
Verb.
T.
To collect, as a toll.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Toll

TOLL

,
Noun.
[Gr. toll, custom, and end, exit, from cutting off; Eng. dole; diolam, to sell, to exchange, to pay toll. This is from the root of deal. See Deal.]
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.
2.
A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
3.
A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.

TOLL

,
Verb.
I.
To pay toll or tallage.
1.
To take toll, as by a miller.

TOLL

,
Verb.
I.
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.
Now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell.

TOLL

,
Verb.
T.
[supra.] To cause a bell to sound with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated, as for summoning public bodies or religious congregations to their meetings, or for announcing the death of a person, or to give solemnity to a funeral. Tolling is a different thing from ringing.

TOLL

,
Verb.
T.
[L. tollo.] To take away; to vacate; to annul; a law term.
1.
To draw. [See Tole.]

TOLL

,
Noun.
A particular sounding of a bell.

Definition 2022


Toll

Toll

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Low German

Noun

Toll m (plural Töll)

  1. custom (duty collected at the borders)
  2. authority collecting that duty (customs)
  3. toll

Derived terms

  • tollplichtig

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See also: Toll

English

Noun

toll (plural tolls)

  1. Loss or damage incurred through a disaster.
    The war has taken its toll on the people.
  2. A fee 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, etc.
  3. (business) A fee for using any kind of material processing service.
    We can handle on a toll basis your needs for spray drying, repackaging, crushing and grinding, and dry blending.
  4. (US) A tollbooth.
    We will be replacing some manned tolls with high-speed device readers.
  5. (Britain, law, obsolete) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  6. A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
Derived terms
Translations

References

  1. Whitney, The Century dictionary and cyclopedia, toll.

Verb

toll (third-person singular simple present tolls, present participle tolling, simple past and past participle tolled)

  1. (transitive) To impose a fee for the use of.
    Once more it is proposed to toll the East River bridges.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To levy a toll on (someone or something).
    • Shakespeare
      No Italian priest / Shall tithe or toll in our dominions.
  3. (transitive) To take as a toll.
  4. To pay a toll or tallage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably the same as Etymology 3. Possibly related to or influenced by toil

Noun

toll (plural tolls)

  1. The act or sound of tolling
Translations

Verb

toll (third-person singular simple present tolls, present participle tolling, simple past and past participle tolled)

  1. (ergative) To ring (a bell) slowly and repeatedly.
    Martin tolled the great bell every day.
    Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 12, The Cyclops
      From the belfries far and near the funereal deathbell tolled unceasingly while all around the gloomy precincts rolled the ominous warning of a hundred muffled drums punctuated by the hollow booming of pieces of ordnance.
  2. (transitive) To summon by ringing a bell.
    The ringer tolled the workers back from the fields for vespers.
    • Dryden
      When hollow murmurs of their evening bells / Dismiss the sleepy swains, and toll them to their cells.
  3. (transitive) To announce by tolling.
    The bells tolled the King’s death.
    • Beattie
      Slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle English tolen, tollen, variation of tullen, tillen (to draw, allure, entice), from Old English *tyllan, *tillan (to pull, draw, attract) (found in compounds fortyllan (to seduce, lead astray, draw away from the mark, deceive) and betyllan, betillan (to lure, decoy)), related to Old Frisian tilla (to lift, raise), Dutch tillen (to lift, raise, weigh, buy), Low German tillen (to lift, remove), Swedish dialectal tille (to take up, appropriate).

Alternative forms

Verb

toll (third-person singular simple present tolls, present participle tolling, simple past and past participle tolled)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To draw; pull; tug; drag.
  2. (transitive) To tear in pieces.
  3. (transitive) To draw; entice; invite; allure.
    Hou many virgins shal she tolle and drawe to þe Lord - "Life of Our Lady"
  4. (transitive) To lure with bait (especially, fish and animals).
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 4

From Latin tollō (to lift up).

Verb

toll (third-person singular simple present tolls, present participle tolling, simple past and past participle tolled)

  1. (law, obsolete) To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  2. (law) To suspend.
    The statute of limitations defense was tolled as a result of the defendant’s wrongful conduct.
Translations

Catalan

Noun

toll m (plural tolls)

  1. pool, puddle

German

Etymology

From Old High German tol, from Proto-Germanic *dulaz (dazed, foolish, crazy, stupid), cognate with English dull. More at dull.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔl/

Adjective

toll (comparative toller, superlative am tollsten)

  1. great, nice, wonderful
  2. (dated) crazy, mad

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

See also


Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Uralic *tulka (feather, wing).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtolː] (It is important to pronounce it with a long l, otherwise it will sound like tol (to push).)

Noun

toll (plural tollak)

  1. feather
  2. pen

Declension

Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative toll tollak
accusative tollat tollakat
dative tollnak tollaknak
instrumental tollal tollakkal
causal-final tollért tollakért
translative tollá tollakká
terminative tollig tollakig
essive-formal tollként tollakként
essive-modal
inessive tollban tollakban
superessive tollon tollakon
adessive tollnál tollaknál
illative tollba tollakba
sublative tollra tollakra
allative tollhoz tollakhoz
elative tollból tollakból
delative tollról tollakról
ablative tolltól tollaktól
Possessive forms of toll
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tollam tollaim
2nd person sing. tollad tollaid
3rd person sing. tolla tollai
1st person plural tollunk tollaink
2nd person plural tollatok tollaitok
3rd person plural tolluk tollaik

Derived terms


Icelandic

Noun

toll

  1. indefinite accusative singular of tollur

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t̪ˠoːl̪ˠ/, /t̪ˠɔl̪ˠ/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish toll (hole, hollow; buttocks, hindquarters).

Noun

toll m (genitive singular toill, nominative plural toill)

  1. hole, hollow
  2. posterior, buttocks
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish toll (pierced, perforated; hollow, empty).

Adjective

toll (genitive singular masculine toill, genitive singular feminine toille, plural tolla, comparative toille)

  1. pierced, perforated
  2. hollow, empty; (of voice) deep, hollow
Declension

Etymology 3

From Old Irish tollaid (pierces; penetrates).

Verb

toll (present analytic tollann, future analytic tollfaidh, verbal noun tolladh, past participle tollta)

  1. to bore, to pierce, to perforate
Conjugation
Derived terms

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
toll tholl dtoll
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Late Latin teloneum and Old Norse tollr

Noun

toll m (definite singular tollen, indefinite plural toller, definite plural tollene)

  1. duty (customs duty, excise duty)
  2. customs
    gjennom tollen - to go through customs

Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Late Latin teloneum and Old Norse tollr

Noun

toll m (definite singular tollen, indefinite plural tollar, definite plural tollane)

  1. duty (customs duty, excise duty)
  2. customs
    gjennom tollen - to go through customs

Derived terms

References


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *tollą, from Vulgar Latin toloneum, from Late Latin teloneum, from Ancient Greek τελώνιον (telṓnion, toll-house), from τέλος (télos, tax). Germanic cognates include Old Saxon tol (Dutch tol), Old High German zol (German Zoll), Old Norse tollr (Swedish tull). See also parallel forms represented by Old English toln.

Pronunciation

Noun

toll n

  1. tax, toll, fare

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

From Old Irish toll (hole, hollow; buttocks, hindquarters).

Noun

toll m (genitive singular tuill, plural tuill)

  1. hole, cavity, puncture, hollow
  2. crevice, perforation
  3. pit
  4. socket
  5. (nautical) hold of a ship
  6. (vulgar) arse
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Irish tollaid (pierces; penetrates), from toll (hole, hollow).

Verb

toll (past tholl, future tollaidh, verbal noun tolladh, past participle tollte)

  1. bore, piece, drill, perforate

Skolt Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Samic *tolë, from Proto-Uralic *tule.

Noun

toll

  1. fire

Ter Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Samic *tolë, from Proto-Uralic *tule.

Noun

toll

  1. fire