What does TAX mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TAX.

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"


  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tax

    taks, n. a rate imposed on property or persons for the benefit of the state: anything imposed: a burdensome duty.—v.t. to lay a tax on: to register or enrol for fiscal purposes (Luke ii. 1): to burden: to accuse: to examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.—ns. Taxabil′ity, Tax′ableness.—adj. Tax′able, capable of being, or liable to be, taxed—adv. Tax′ably.—ns. Taxā′tion, act of taxing; Tax′-cart, a light spring-cart; Tax′er.—adj. Tax′free, exempt from taxation.—ns. Tax′-gath′erer; Taxim′eter (see Addenda); Tax′ing-mas′ter, an officer of a court of law who examines bills of costs; Tax′-pay′er. [Fr. taxe, a tax—L. taxāre, to handle, value, charge—tangĕre to touch.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAX in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAX in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francois Delahaye:

    It's a tax attack.

  2. Robert Stack:

    I don't see a risk of a tax war.

  3. Kevin Brady:

    It is at its heart an immoral tax.

  4. Bill Cassidy:

    I think it's to set up tax reform.

  5. Joe Barton:

    We need to look at the tax credits.

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