Definition of fee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

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fee

noun
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1 an amount of money that you pay for professional advice or serviceslegal feesDoes the bank charge a fee for setting up the account?fee-paying schools (= that you have to pay to go to)2 an amount of money that you pay to join an organization, or to do somethingmembership feesThere is no entrance fee to the gallery.
Usage noteUsage note: ratecharge fee rent fine fare toll rentalThese are all words for an amount of money that is charged or paid for something.rate a fixed amount of money that is asked or paid for something:a low hourly rate of pay interest ratescharge an amount of money that is asked for goods or services:an admission chargefee (rather formal) an amount of money that you have to pay for professional advice or services, to go to a school or college, or to join an organization:legal fees an annual membership feerent an amount of money that you regularly have to pay for use of a building or room. In American English, rent can be used to mean rental:The weekly rent on the car was over $300.fine a sum of money that must be paid as punishment for breaking a law or rule:a parking finefare the money that you pay to travel by bus, plane, taxi, etc.toll an amount of money that you have to pay to use a particular road or bridge.rental an amount of money that you have to pay to use something for a particular period of time.rent or rental?In British English rent is only money paid to use a building or room: for other items use rental. In American English rent can be used for both, but rental is still more common for other items.(a) rate/charge/fee/rent/fine/fare/toll/rental for something(a) rate/charge/fee/rent/toll/rental on somethingat a rate/charge/fee/rent/fare/rental of…for a charge/feeto pay (a) rate/charge/fee/rent/fine/fare/toll/rentalto charge (a) rate/fee/rent/fare/toll/rental