verb (used with object)
- to demand a tax from (a person, business, etc.).
- to demand a tax in consideration of the possession or occurrence of (income, goods, sales, etc.), usually in proportion to the value of money involved.
verb (used without object)
- tawny owl,
- tawny pipit,
- tax avoidance,
- tax break,
- tax certificate,
- tax credit,
- tax deduction
Origin of tax
Examples from the Web for taxed
Loosies are generally bought by cigarette addicts who have trouble affording a whole pack at the taxed rate.
Money is money, but the proposition is not all that compelling once you are taxed on the income.
I am right there with them ideologically, I mean, ‘Taxed Enough Already.’
So Hatch, Burr, and Coburn would have taxed benefits starting at about 65 percent of the average cost of a plan.
This allowance worked for the state (Maria Theresa taxed their production).What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps|Jordan Salcito|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am conscious that while I have taxed your patience, I have given but an imperfect presentation of the subject.Anti-Slavery Opinions before the Year 1800|William Frederick Poole
Besides this, mainly with a view to putting a stop to their reckless use by boys and others, pistols were to be taxed 1l.Lord Randolph Churchill|Winston Spencer Churchill
So far all the belligerent Governments have taxed on the timid side.What is Coming?|H. G. Wells
Emperors and kings did indeed make their burdens heavy, and oft-times intolerable, but they taxed to maintain their governments.
Everything we eat is taxed, and there is no exchequer that is not substantially supported by lovers of good living.
Word Origin for tax
early 14c., "obligatory contribution levied by a sovereign or government," from Anglo-French tax, Old French taxe, and directly from Medieval Latin taxa, from Latin taxare (see tax (v.)). Related: taxes. Tax shelter is attested from 1961.
c.1300, "impose a tax on," from Old French taxer "impose a tax" (13c.), from Latin taxare "evaluate, estimate, assess, handle," also "censure, charge," probably a frequentative form of tangere "to touch" (see tangent). Sense of "burden, put a strain on" first recorded 1670s; that of "censure, reprove" is from 1560s. Its use in Luke ii for Greek apographein "to enter on a list, enroll" is due to Tyndale. Related: Taxed; taxing.
In addition to the idiom beginning with tax
- tax with
- death and taxes