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Toft noun [ Middle English toft a knoll; akin to LG. toft a field hedged in, not far from a house, Icelandic topt a green knoll, grassy place, place marked out for a house, Danish toft .]
1. A knoll or hill. [ Obsolete] "A tower on a toft ." Piers Plowman.

2. A grove of trees; also, a plain. [ Prov. Eng.]

3. (O. Eng. Law) A place where a messuage has once stood; the site of a burnt or decayed house.

Toftman noun ; plural Toftmen The owner of a toft. See Toft , 3.

Tofus noun [ Latin , tufa.]
1. Tophus.

2. (Min.) Tufa. See under Tufa , and Toph .

Tog transitive verb & i. To put toggery, or togs, on; to dress; -- usually with out , implying care, elaborateness, or the like. [ Colloq. or Slang] Harper's Weekly.

Toga noun ; plural English Togas , Latin Togæ . [ Latin , akin to tegere to cover. See Thatch .] (Rom. Antiq.) The loose outer garment worn by the ancient Romans, consisting of a single broad piece of woolen cloth of a shape approaching a semicircle. It was of undyed wool, except the border of the toga prætexta.

Togated adjective [ Latin togatus , from toga a toga.] Dressed in a toga or gown; wearing a gown; gowned. [ R.] Sir M. Sandys.

Toged adjective Togated. [ Obsolete or R.] Shak.

Together adverb [ Middle English togedere , togidere , Anglo-Saxon tōgædere , tōgædre , tōgadere ; to + gador together. √29. See To , preposition , and Gather .]
1. In company or association with respect to place or time; as, to live together in one house; to live together in the same age; they walked together to the town.

Soldiers can never stand idle long together .

2. In or into union; into junction; as, to sew, knit, or fasten two things together ; to mix things together .

The king joined humanity and policy together .

3. In concert; with mutual coöperation; as, the allies made war upon France together .

Together with , in union with; in company or mixture with; along with.

Take the bad together with the good.

Toggery noun [ Confer Togated .] Clothes; garments; dress; as, fishing toggery . [ Colloq.]

Toggle noun [ Confer Tug .] [ Written also toggel .]
1. (Nautical) A wooden pin tapering toward both ends with a groove around its middle, fixed transversely in the eye of a rope to be secured to any other loop or bight or ring; a kind of button or frog capable of being readily engaged and disengaged for temporary purposes.

2. (Machinery) Two rods or plates connected by a toggle joint.

Toggle iron , a harpoon with a pivoted crosspiece in a mortise near the point to prevent it from being drawn out when a whale, shark, or other animal, is harpooned. -- Toggle joint , an elbow or knee joint, consisting of two bars so connected that they may be brought quite or nearly into a straight line, and made to produce great endwise pressure, when any force is applied to bring them into this position.

Toght adjective Taut. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Togider, Togidres adverb Together. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Togs noun plural [ See Toggery .] Clothes; garments; toggery. [ Colloq. or Slang]

Togue noun [ From the American Indian name.] (Zoology) The namaycush.

Tohew transitive verb [ Prefix to- + hew .] To hew in pieces. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Tohubohu (tō"hō-bō"hō) noun [ French tohu-bohu , from Hebrew tohū wa bohū without form and void ( Gen. i. 2 ).] Chaos; confusion.

Was ever such a tohubohu of people as there assembles?

Toil noun [ French toiles , plural, toils, nets, from toile cloth, canvas, spider web, from Latin tela any woven stuff, a web, from texere to weave. See Text , and confer Toilet .] A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey; -- usually in the plural.

As a Numidian lion, when first caught,
Endures the toil that holds him.

Then toils for beasts, and lime for birds, were found.

Toil intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Toiled ; present participle & verbal noun Toiling .] [ Middle English toilen to pull about, to toil; of uncertain origin; confer OD. teulen , tuylen , to labor, till, or Old French tooillier , toailler , to wash, rub (cf. Towel ); or perhaps ultimately from the same root as English tug .] To exert strength with pain and fatigue of body or mind, especially of the body, with efforts of some continuance or duration; to labor; to work.

Toil transitive verb
1. To weary; to overlabor. [ Obsolete] " Toiled with works of war." Shak.

2. To labor; to work; -- often with out . [ R.]

Places well toiled and husbanded.

[ I] toiled out my uncouth passage.

Toil noun [ Middle English toil turmoil, struggle; confer OD. tuyl labor, work. See Toil , v. ] Labor with pain and fatigue; labor that oppresses the body or mind, esp. the body.

My task of servile toil .

After such bloody toil , we bid good night.

» Toil is used in the formation of compounds which are generally of obvious signification; as, toil -strung, toil - wasted, toil -worn, and the like.

Syn. -- Labor; drudgery; work; exertion; occupation; employment; task; travail. -- Toil , Labor , Drudgery . Labor implies strenuous exertion, but not necessary such as overtasks the faculties; toil denotes a severity of labor which is painful and exhausting; drudgery implies mean and degrading work, or, at least, work which wearies or disgusts from its minuteness or dull uniformity.

You do not know the heavy grievances,
The toils , the labors , weary drudgeries ,
Which they impose.

How often have I blessed the coming day,
When toil remitting lent its turn to play.

Toiler noun One who toils, or labors painfully.

Toilet noun [ French toilette , dim. of toile cloth. See Toil a net.]
1. A covering of linen, silk, or tapestry, spread over a table in a chamber or a dressing room.

2. A dressing table. Pope.

3. Act or mode of dressing, or that which is arranged in dressing; attire; dress; as, her toilet is perfect. [ Written also toilette .]

Toilet glass , a looking-glass for a toilet table or for a dressing room. -- Toilet service , Toilet set , earthenware, glass, and other utensils for a dressing room. -- Toilet table , a dressing table; a toilet. See def. 2 above. -- To snake one's toilet , to dress one's self; especially, to dress one's self carefully.

Toilette noun [ French] See Toilet , 3.

Toilful adjective Producing or involving much toil; laborious; toilsome; as, toilful care. Mickle.

Toilinette noun [ French toilinet . See Toil a net.] A cloth, the weft of which is of woolen yarn, and the warp of cotton and silk, -- used for waistcoats.

Toilless adjective Free from toil.

Toilsome (-sŭm) adjective Attended with toil, or fatigue and pain; laborious; wearisome; as, toilsome work.

What can be toilsome in these pleasant walks?

-- Toil"some*ly , adverb -- Toil"some*ness , noun

Toise noun [ French, from Late Latin tesa , from Latin tensus , fem. tensa , past participle of tendere to stretch, extend. See Tense , adjective ] An old measure of length in France, containing six French feet, or about 6.3946 French feet.

Toison (twȧ`zôn") noun [ French] A sheep's fleece.

Toison d'or (dor"). [ French] Lit., the golden fleece; specif., the order of the Golden Fleece, or its jewel.

Tokay (to*kā") noun [ Named from Tokay in Hungary.]
1. (Botany) A grape of an oval shape and whitish color.

2. A rich Hungarian wine made from Tokay grapes.

Token (tō"k'n) noun [ Middle English token , taken , Anglo-Saxon tācen ; akin to OFries. tēken , Old Saxon tēkan , Dutch teeken , German zeichen , Old High German Zeihhan , Icelandic tākan , teiken , Swedish tecken , Danish tegn , Goth. taikns sign, token, ga teihan to tell, show, Anglo-Saxon teón to accuse, German zeihen , Old High German zīhan , German zeigen to show, Old High German zeigōn , Icelandic tjā , Latin dicere to say, Greek deikny`nai to show, Sanskrit diç . Confer Diction , Teach .]
1. Something intended or supposed to represent or indicate another thing or an event; a sign; a symbol; as, the rainbow is a token of God's covenant established with Noah.

2. A memorial of friendship; something by which the friendship of another person is to be kept in mind; a memento; a souvenir.

This is some token from a never friend.

3. Something given or shown as a symbol or guarantee of authority or right; a sign of authenticity, of power, good faith, etc.

Say, by this token , I desire his company.

4. A piece of metal intended for currency, and issued by a private party, usually bearing the name of the issuer, and redeemable in lawful money. Also, a coin issued by government, esp. when its use as lawful money is limited and its intrinsic value is much below its nominal value.

» It is now made unlawful for private persons to issue tokens.

5. (Medicine) A livid spot upon the body, indicating, or supposed to indicate, the approach of death. [ Obsolete]

Like the fearful tokens of the plague,
Are mere forerunners of their ends.
Beau. & Fl.

6. (Print.) Ten and a half quires, or, commonly, 250 sheets, of paper printed on both sides; also, in some cases, the same number of sheets printed on one side, or half the number printed on both sides.

7. (Ch. of Scot.) A piece of metal given beforehand to each person in the congregation who is permitted to partake of the Lord's Supper.

8. (Mining) A bit of leather having a peculiar mark designating a particular miner. Each hewer sends one of these with each corf or tub he has hewn.

Token money , money which is lawfully current for more than its real value. See Token , noun , 4. - - Token sheet (Print.) , the last sheet of each token. W. Savage.

Token transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tokened ; present participle & verbal noun Tokening .] [ Anglo-Saxon tācnian , from tācen token. See Token , noun ] To betoken. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Token noun (Weaving) In a Jacquard loom, a colored signal to show the weaver which shuttle to use.

Tokened adjective Marked by tokens, or spots; as, the tokened pestilence. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Tokenless adjective Without a token.

Tokin noun A tocsin. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.

Tol (tōl) transitive verb (Law) To take away. See Toll .

Tola noun [ Hind., from Sanskrit tulā a balance.] A weight of British India. The standard tola is equal to 180 grains.

Tolane noun [ From Toluene .] (Chemistry) A hydrocarbon, C 14 H 10 , related both to the acetylene and the aromatic series, and produced artificially as a white crystalline substance; -- called also diphenyl acetylene .

Tolbooth noun See Tollbooth .

Told (tōld), imperfect & past participle of Tell .

Tole (tōl) transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Toled ; present participle & verbal noun Toling .] [ Middle English tollen to draw, to entice; of uncertain origin. Confer Toll to ring a bell.] To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait. [ Written also toll .]

Whatever you observe him to be more frighted at then he should, tole him on to by insensible degrees, till at last he masters the difficulty.

Toledo noun A sword or sword blade made at Toledo in Spain, which city was famous in the 16th and 17th centuries for the excellence of its weapons.

Tolerability noun The quality or state of being tolerable. [ R.] Fuller. Wordsworth.

Tolerable adjective [ Latin tolerabilis : confer French tolérable . See Tolerate .]
1. Capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.

As may affect the earth with cold and heat
Scarce tolerable .

2. Moderately good or agreeable; not contemptible; not very excellent or pleasing, but such as can be borne or received without disgust, resentment, or opposition; passable; as, a tolerable administration; a tolerable entertainment; a tolerable translation. Dryden.

-- Tol"er*a*ble*ness , noun -- Tol"er*a*bly , adverb

Tolerance noun [ Latin tolerantia : confer French tolérance .]
1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.

Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place, shaking, to show his tolerance .

2. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration.

3. (Medicine) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal.

Tolerance of the mint . (Coinage) Same as Remedy of the mint . See under Remedy .

Tolerance noun
1. (Forestry) Capability of growth in more or less shade.

2. Allowed amount of variation from the standard or from exact conformity to the specified dimensions, weight, etc., as in various mechanical operations; specif.: (Coinage) The amount which coins, either singly or in lots, are legally allowed to vary above or below the standard of weight or fineness.

Tolerant adjective [ Latin tolerans , present participle of tolerare to tolerate: confer French tolérant . See Tolerate .] Inclined to tolerate; favoring toleration; forbearing; indulgent.

Tolerate transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Tolerated ; present participle & verbal noun Tolerating .] [ Latin toleratus , past participle of tolerare , from the same root as tollere to lift up, tuli , used as perfect of ferre to bear, latus (for tlatus ), used as past participle of ferre to bear, and English thole . See Thole , and confer Atlas , Collation , Delay , Elate , Extol , Legislate , Oblate , Prelate , Relate , Superlative , Talent , Toll to take away, Translate .] To suffer to be, or to be done, without prohibition or hindrance; to allow or permit negatively, by not preventing; not to restrain; to put up with; as, to tolerate doubtful practices.

Crying should not be tolerated in children.

We tolerate them because property and liberty, to a degree, require that toleration.

Syn. -- See Permit .