Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: toll
IPA transcription: [t'oʊl]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: toll
    Meaning: a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  • Synonyms: price, cost, toll
    Meaning: 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?"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: toll
    Meaning: ring slowly; "For whom the bell tolls"
Usage examples
  • Graft, corruption, and patronage had taken its toll.
  • Then make a proclamation that at ten o'clock a bell will toll, and every man is to enter his house, and not leave it again.'
  • I communed with myself: By his brow he is a thinker, but his intellect has been prostituted to a mercenary exaction of toll from misery.
  • He might return to the toll gate and ascertain whether Jonathan Perry was certain as to the identity of the man from whom he had parted a few minutes before.
  • On the very eve of the wedding a man pushing a wheelbarrow arrived at the city gate, and paid toll upon a barrel of nails which it contained, and then made the best of his way to the bride's dwelling and knocked at the door.
  • Heavy rains came on now, and James M'Kay, chief trader at Fort Ellice, opened his doors to the gold-seekers. Harness and carts repaired and more pemmican bought, the travellers crossed the Qu'Appelle river in a Hudson's Bay scow, paying toll of fifty cents a cart.
  • The toll-gatherer asserted that sometimes, on the darkest and most stormy nights, when no object could be discerned about the time Rugg was missing, a horse and wheelcarriage, with a noise equal to a troop, would at midnight, in utter contempt of the rates of toll, pass over the bridge.