What does excise mean?

Definitions for excise
ˈɛk saɪz, -saɪs; ɪkˈsaɪzex·cise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excise, excise taxverb

    a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)

  2. strike, scratch, expunge, exciseverb

    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

    "Please strike this remark from the record"; "scratch that remark"

  3. exciseverb

    levy an excise tax on

  4. exciseverb

    remove by cutting

    "The surgeon excised the tumor"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excisenoun

    in inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system

    Etymology: [See Excide.]

  2. Excisenoun

    that department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes

    Etymology: [See Excide.]

  3. Exciseverb

    to lay or impose an excise upon

    Etymology: [See Excide.]

  4. Exciseverb

    to impose upon; to overcharge

    Etymology: [See Excide.]

  5. Exciseverb

    to cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor

    Etymology: [See Excide.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Excise

    ek-sīz′, n. a tax on certain home commodities and on licenses for certain trades; the department in the civil administration which is concerned with this tax.—v.t. to subject to excise duty.—adj. Excis′able, liable to excise duty.—n. Excise′man, an officer charged with collecting the excise. [Old Dut. excijs—O. Fr. acceis, tax—Low L. accensāre, to tax—ad, to, census, tax.]

  2. Excise

    ek-sīz′, v.t. to cut off or out.—n. Exci′sion, a cutting out or off of any kind: extirpation. [L. excidĕre, to cut out—ex, out, cædĕre, to cut.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excise in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of excise in a Sentence

  1. John Kirby:

    In so doing, they learned that a specific request was made to excise that portion of the briefing. We do not know who made the request to edit the video or why it was made.

  2. Budi Susanto Sadiman:

    (Recycling) is more effective for zero waste, there will be no waste, an excise duty on plastic bags is useless.

  3. Sri Mulyani:

    God willing we will implement it this year, we are optimistic, the right fiscal instrument to reduce a tendency to consume something dangerous is an excise duty.

  4. Kishor Tiwari:

    Loan waivers are not the solution; it is like a simple dressing for a cancer tumour. You need to excise the tumour and address the cause of the disease.

  5. Leslie Henderson:

    This only hits brewers. We pay all the taxes that other small businesses pay, and then on top of that, we paid this excise tax.

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