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  Dictionary Definition of toll

toll [1]
verb (t)
1. to cause (a large bell) to sound with single strokes slowly and regularly repeated, as for summoning a congregation to church, or especially for announcing a death.
2. to sound (a knell, etc.) or strike (the hour), by such strokes.
3. to announce (a death, etc.) by this means; ring a toll for (a dying or dead person).
4. to summon or dismiss by tolling.
5. US. to lure or decoy (game) by arousing curiosity.
6. Obsolete to attract, allure, or entice.
-- verb (i)
7. to sound with single strokes slowly and regularly repeated, as a bell.
-- noun
8. the act of tolling a bell.
9. a single stroke made in tolling a bell.
10. the sound made.
[ME; akin to OE -tyllan in fortyllan attract, allure]