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. 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. A tollbooth.
    We will be replacing some manned tolls with high-speed device readers.
  5. 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.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The act or sound of tolling


  1. To impose a fee for the use of.
    Once more it is proposed to toll the East River bridges.
  2. To levy a toll on (someone or something).
  3. To take as a toll.
  4. To pay a toll or tallage.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To ring (a bell) slowly and repeatedly.
    Martin tolled the great bell every day.
    Ask not for whom the bell tolls.
  2. To summon by ringing a bell.
    The ringer tolled the workers back from the fields for vespers.
  3. To announce by tolling.
    The bells tolled the King’s death.

Verb (etymology 3)

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

Verb (etymology 4)

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

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