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Definition of "toll" []

  • A fixed charge or tax for a privilege, especially for passage across a bridge or along a road. (noun)
  • A charge for a service, such as a long-distance telephone call. (noun)
  • An amount or extent of loss or destruction, as of life, health, or property: "Poverty and inadequate health care take their toll on the quality of a community's health” ( Los Angeles Times). (noun)
  • To exact as a toll. (verb-transitive)
  • To charge a fee for using (a structure, such as a bridge). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "toll" in a sentence
  • "According to Texas law, not paying the toll is a misdemeanor offense."
  • "The only down side was the cost of the tollroad, as you know the toll is assesed per axle."
  • "Florida's transportation department wants to switch to what it calls a toll-by-plate system, where cameras will snap a picture of your license and send you a bill."