tax

[ taks ]
/ tæks /
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noun

a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.
a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to levy taxes.

Nearby words

  1. tawny owl,
  2. tawny pipit,
  3. tawpie,
  4. taws,
  5. tawse,
  6. tax avoidance,
  7. tax break,
  8. tax certificate,
  9. tax credit,
  10. tax deduction

Origin of tax

1250–1300; (v.) Middle English taxen < Medieval Latin taxāre to tax, appraise, Latin: to appraise, handle, frequentative of tangere to touch; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

Related forms
Can be confusedtacks tax

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British Dictionary definitions for taxed

tax

/ (tæks) /

noun

a compulsory financial contribution imposed by a government to raise revenue, levied on the income or property of persons or organizations, on the production costs or sales prices of goods and services, etc
a heavy demand on something; straina tax on our resources

verb (tr)

Derived Formstaxer, nountaxless, adjective

Word Origin for tax

C13: from Old French taxer, from Latin taxāre to appraise, from tangere to touch

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Word Origin and History for taxed
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Idioms and Phrases with taxed

tax

In addition to the idiom beginning with tax

  • tax with

also see:

  • death and taxes
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