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Definition 1: value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where toll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the cost in human life was enormous
  • the price of success is hard work
  • what price glory?

Synonyms for toll in the sense of this definition

(toll is a kind of ...) the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable

"the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"

(... is a kind of toll ) the number of deaths resulting from some particular cause such as an accident or a battle or a natural disaster

Definition 2: the sound of a bell being struck - [noun denoting event]

Samples where toll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • saved by the bell
  • she heard the distant toll of church bells

Synonyms for toll in the sense of this definition

(toll is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

(... is a kind of toll ) the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something

(... is a kind of toll ) the sound of a bell rung in Roman Catholic churches to announce the time when the Angelus should be recited

Definition 3: a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance) - [noun denoting possession]

(toll is a kind of ...) a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

Definition 4: ring slowly - [verb of perception]

Samples where toll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • For whom the bell tolls

(toll is a kind of ...) make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

"Ring the bells" "My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church"

Definition 5: charge a fee for using - [verb of possession]

Samples where toll or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Toll the bridges into New York City

(toll is a kind of ...) impose and collect

"levy a fine"

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