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Valid words made from Toil

You can make 13 words from 'toil' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'toil'

LOTI 4TOIL 4

3 letters words from 'toil'

LIT 3LOT 3
OIL 3TIL 3

2 letters words from 'toil'

IO 2IT 2
LI 2LO 2
OI 2TI 2
TO 2 

All 4 letters words made out of toil

toil otil tiol itol oitl iotl toli otli tloi ltoi olti loti tilo itlo tlio ltio ilto lito oilt iolt olit loit ilot liot

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Definitions and meaning of toil

toil

Alternative forms

  • toyle (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English toilen, toylen, apparently a conflation of Anglo-Norman toiller (to agitate, stir up, entangle) (compare Old Northern French tooillier, tooullier (to agitate, stir); of unknown origin), and Middle English tilyen, telien, teolien, tolen, tolien, tulien (to till, work, labour), from Old English tilian, telian, teolian, tiolian (to exert oneself, toil, work, make, generate, strive after, try, endeavor, procure, obtain, gain, provide, tend, cherish, cultivate, till, plough, trade, traffic, aim at, aspire to, treat, cure) (compare Middle Dutch tuylen, teulen (to till, work, labour)), from Proto-Germanic *tilōną (to strive, reach for, aim for, hurry). Cognate with Scots tulyie (to quarrel, flite, contend).

An alternate etymology derives Middle English toilen, toylen directly from Middle Dutch tuylen, teulen (to work, labour, till), from tuyl ("agriculture, labour, toil"; > Modern Dutch tuil (toil; work)). Cognate with Old Frisian teula (to labour, toil), teule (labour, work), Dutch tuil (toil, labour). Compare also Dutch telen (to grow; raise; cultivate, till). More at till.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɔɪl/, /ˈtɔɪəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪl, -ɔɪəl

Noun

toil (countable and uncountable, plural toils)

  1. Labour, work, especially of a grueling nature.
    Synonyms: derve, drudgery, swink, sweat; see also Thesaurus:drudgery
  2. Trouble, strife.
  3. (usually in the plural) A net or snare; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey.
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      She had waited overlong, and now it was like that Ailie would escape her toils.

Derived terms

  • toiler
  • toilsome

Translations

Verb

toil (third-person singular simple present toils, present participle toiling, simple past and past participle toiled)

  1. (intransitive) To labour; work.
  2. (intransitive) To struggle.
  3. (transitive) To work (something); often with out.
    • places well toiled and husbanded
  4. (transitive) To weary through excessive labour.

Derived terms

  • toil and moil

Translations

Further reading

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “toil”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • -itol, ilot, loti

Basque

Noun

toil

  1. conger eel

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish tol (will, desire).

Pronunciation

  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /t̪ˠɪlʲ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /t̪ˠɔlʲ/

Noun

toil f (genitive singular tola)

  1. will

Declension

Derived terms

  • le do thoil
  • más é do thoil é

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “tol”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “toil” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "toil" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

References


Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tolʲ/

Noun

toil

  1. inflection of tol:
    1. accusative/dative singular
    2. nominative/vocative/accusative dual

Mutation


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish tol (will, desire).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /t̪ʰɔl/

Noun

toil f (genitive singular toile, plural toilean)

  1. will, desire, volition, inclination
  2. delight, pleasure

Derived terms

  • is toil leam (I like)
  • mas e do thoil e (please)

Derived terms

  • mì-thoil (reluctance)
  • saor-thoil (free will)
  • toileach (willing)

References

  • “toil” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “tol”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

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  • a call for a hunting dog to stop.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)