verb (used with object)
- target response,
- target rifle,
- tariff office,
- tarim basin,
Origin of tariff
Examples from the Web for tariff
Everybody knows how the Tariff and Labour questions were settled.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tariff of 1828, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which led to the civil war in “Bloody Kansas” and ultimately to the Civil War itself.What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters|Michael Tomasky|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Even after tariff protections were put in place, panels were still relatively cheap to buy.Elon Musk-Backed SolarCity Thrives in Solar Power Sector|Josh Dzieza|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An under-valued Chinese currency bars American products and services as effectually as a tariff barrier.
They also managed for years to keep a tariff on imports of ethanol, giving the U.S. industry a distinct advantage.Ethanol Subsidies: Congress Sacrifices a Sacred Cow|Eleanor Clift|June 17, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Well, it is a combination job between mail clerk and tariff compiler.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The free-trade party was led by Daniel Webster, and the tariff party by Calhoun.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year|Edwin Emerson
A tariff forcing home production opens the marginal resources and gives them a large capital value.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter
The tariff protects him at the rate of forty per cent, which must be eventually paid by the consumer.Monopolies and the People|D. C. Cloud
Cecil Brown, who was suspected of heterodoxy on this one point, crystallised the tariff question into three words.The Secret of the League|Ernest Bramah
- a tax levied by a government on imports or occasionally exports for purposes of protection, support of the balance of payments, or the raising of revenue
- a system or list of such taxes
- a method of charging for the supply of services, esp public services, such as gas and electricityblock tariff
- a schedule of such charges
Word Origin for tariff
1590s, "arithmetical table," from Italian tariffa, Medieval Latin tarifa "list of prices, book of rates," from Arabic ta'rif "information, notification, inventory of fees to be paid," verbal noun from arafa "to make known." Meaning "official list of customs duties on imports or exports" is from 1590s; sense of "classified list of charges made in a business" is recorded from 1757.
A government tax on imports, designed either to raise revenue or to protect domestic industry from foreign competition.