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Definition of Toll

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tax, charge, levy; grievous price; act or sound of ringing a bell
ring
Toll Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To take away; to vacate; to annul.
  
(v. t.)
To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
  
(v. t.)
To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
  
(v. t.)
To collect, as a toll.
  
(v. t.)
To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
  
(v. t.)
To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
  
(v. i.)
To take toll; to raise a tax.
  
(v. 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.
  
(v. i.)
To pay toll or tallage.
  
(n.)
The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
  
(n.)
A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
  
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toll
\toll\, v. 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." ood.
3. to strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend. slow tolls the village clock the drowsy hour.
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.
toll
\toll\, v. 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. now sink in sorrows with a tolling bell.
toll
\toll\, n. the sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
toll
\toll\ (?), n. [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.
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.
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gatherer, a man who takes, or gathers, toll.
toll
hop, a toll dish. [obs.] rabb.
toll
thorough (eng. law), toll taken by a town for beasts driven through it, or over a bridge or ferry maintained at its cost.
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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.
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turn (eng. law), a toll paid at the return of beasts from market, though they were not sold.


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
The fates of all human beings are interconnected - whatever affects one of us affects us all.
Origin
John Donne (1572-1631), from Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII.
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated...As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness....No man is an island, entire of itself...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
dola; custom
(tax) cáin f.
v., (beat, play (the clock, ...)) buail (clog, ...), seinn (clog, ...)
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Toll = n. a fraction; a toll
Didoll = a. free of toll
Maelged = n. a tribute; a tax, a toll
Tolli = v. to take from; to toll
Tolliant = n. a toll, a custom
Shakespeare Words
to exact toll To pay toll
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
(hypernym) fee
2. value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
(synonym) price, cost
(hypernym) value
(hyponym) death toll
3. the sound of a bell being struck; "saved by the bell"; "she heard the distant toll of church bells"
(synonym) bell
(hypernym) sound
(hyponym) knell

Verb
1. ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls"
(hypernym) ring, knell
(derivation) bell
2. charge a fee for using; "Toll the bridges into New York City"
(hypernym) levy, impose
Toll Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
TOLL BROTHERS INC
Exchange: NYSE
Designs, builds, markets and arranges financing for single-family detached and attached homes in middle and high income residential communities.
Toll Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Toll Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
TOLL - A sum of money for the use of something, generally applied to the consideration which is paid for the use of a road, bridge, or the like, of a public nature. Toll is also the compensation paid to a miller for grinding another person's grain.

The rate of taking toll for grinding is regulated by statute in most of the states.

estates, rights. To bar, defeat, or take away; as to toll an entry into lands, is to deny. or take away the right of entry.

TOLLS - In a general sense, tolls signify any manner of customs, subsidy, prestation, imposition, or sum of money demanded for exporting or importing of any wares or merchandise, to be taken of the buyer.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Toll Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
one of the branches of the king of Persia's revenues (Ezra 4:13; 7:24), probably a tax levied from those who used the bridges and fords and highways.