Definitions for Tariffˈtær ɪf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tar•iffˈtær ɪf(n.)

  1. a schedule or system of duties imposed by a government on imports or exports.

    Category: Government

  2. a duty or rate of duty in such a schedule.

    Category: Government

  3. any table of charges or fares.

  4. bill; cost.

  5. (v.t.)to subject to a tariff.

    Category: Government

  6. to put a valuation on according to a tariff.

    Category: Government

Origin of tariff:

1585–95; < It tariffa < Ar ta‘rīfah, der. of ‘arrafa to make known

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty, tariff(verb)

    a government tax on imports or exports

    "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"

  2. tariff(verb)

    charge a tariff

    "tariff imported goods"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tariff(noun)ˈtær ɪf

    a tax on exported or imported goods

    an increased tariff on U.S. imports


  1. tariff(Noun)

    a system of government-imposed duties levied on imported or exported goods; a list of such duties, or the duties themselves

  2. tariff(Noun)

    a schedule of rates, fees or prices

  3. tariff(Noun)

    a sentence determined according to a scale of standard penalties for certain categories of crime

  4. tariff(Verb)

    to levy a duty on (something)

  5. Origin: tariffa, from تعاريف.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tariff(noun)

    a schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the government of a country upon goods imported or exported; as, a revenue tariff; a protective tariff; Clay's compromise tariff. (U. S. 1833)

  2. Tariff(noun)

    the duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on wool; a tariff of two cents a pound

  3. Tariff(noun)

    any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a tariff of fees, or of railroad fares

  4. Tariff(verb)

    to make a list of duties on, as goods


  1. Tariff

    A tariff is either a tax on imports or exports, or a list of prices for such things as rail service, bus routes, and electrical usage. The meaning in is now the more common meaning. The meaning in is historically earlier. The meaning in developed from a tabular list of tax rates for different import goods.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tariff' in Nouns Frequency: #2645

Translations for Tariff

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a list of prices or charges eg in a hotel

A copy of the tariff is placed in each bedroom.

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