Definitions for TAXtæks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a sum of money levied on incomes, property, sales, etc., by a government for its support or for specific services.

    Category: Government

  2. a burdensome charge, obligation, or demand.

  3. (v.t.)(of a government) to impose a tax on (a person or business). to levy a tax on (income, goods, etc.), usu. in proportion to the value of money involved.

    Category: Government

  4. to make serious demands on or of; burden; strain:

    to tax one's resources.

  5. to reprove or accuse; censure or charge:

    to tax a person with laziness.

  6. Archaic. to estimate or determine the value of.

Origin of tax:

1250–1300; (v.) ME < L taxāre to handle


Princeton's WordNet

  1. tax, taxation, revenue enhancement(verb)

    charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

  2. tax(verb)

    levy a tax on

    "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state"

  3. tax, assess(verb)

    set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

  4. tax, task(verb)

    use to the limit

    "you are taxing my patience"

  5. tax(verb)

    make a charge against or accuse

    "They taxed him failure to appear in court"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tax(noun)æks

    an amount of money charged by a government

    income/property tax; to lower/raise the tax on fuel; He was arrested for not paying his taxes.

  2. tax(verb)æks

    to make sb pay tax

    It's unfair that children's clothes are taxed.

  3. taxæks

    to be difficult or tiring for sb

    ob that doesn't tax him intellectually at all


  1. tax(Noun)

    Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.

  2. tax(Noun)

    A burdensome demand.

  3. tax(Verb)

    To impose and collect a tax from (a person).

    Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.

  4. tax(Verb)

    To impose and collect a tax on (something).

    Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.

  5. tax(Verb)

    To make excessive demands on.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tax(noun)

    a charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority

  2. Tax(noun)

    a charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government

  3. Tax(noun)

    especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like

  4. Tax(noun)

    a sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses

  5. Tax(noun)

    a task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject

  6. Tax(noun)

    a disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health

  7. Tax(noun)

    charge; censure

  8. Tax(noun)

    a lesson to be learned; a task

  9. Tax(noun)

    to subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government

  10. Tax(noun)

    to assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court

  11. Tax(noun)

    to charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride


  1. Tax

    A tax is a financial charge or other levy imposed upon a taxpayer by a state or the functional equivalent of a state such that failure to pay is punishable by law. Taxes are also imposed by many administrative divisions. Taxes consist of direct or indirect taxes and may be paid in money or as its labour equivalent. According to Black's Law Dictionary, a tax is a "pecuniary burden laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government [...] a payment exacted by legislative authority." It "is not a voluntary payment or donation, but an enforced contribution, exacted pursuant to legislative authority" and is "any contribution imposed by government [...] whether under the name of toll, tribute, tallage, gabel, impost, duty, custom, excise, subsidy, aid, supply, or other name."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #617

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Written Corpus Frequency: #772

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Nouns Frequency: #203

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TAX' in Verbs Frequency: #917

Translations for TAX

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


money, eg a percentage of a person's income or of the price of goods etc taken by the government to help pay for the running of the state

income tax; a tax on tobacco.

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