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)
Origin of tax
Synonyms for tax
Examples from the Web for taxed
Contemporary Examples of taxed
Loosies are generally bought by cigarette addicts who have trouble affording a whole pack at the taxed rate.The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops
July 24, 2014
Money is money, but the proposition is not all that compelling once you are taxed on the income.London’s Oligarch Ghost Town
June 16, 2014
I am right there with them ideologically, I mean, ‘Taxed Enough Already.’Conservative Senator Kicks Tea Party to the Curb
May 31, 2014
So Hatch, Burr, and Coburn would have taxed benefits starting at about 65 percent of the average cost of a plan.When Conservatives Cry Wolf
February 10, 2014
This allowance worked for the state (Maria Theresa taxed their production).What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps
January 25, 2014
Historical Examples of taxed
His eyes, round and full and steady, taxed her with falsehood, with hypocrisy.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
No Rooney, living or dead, was ever guilty or taxed with the like!Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
Among the Greeks, celibates were punished, and among the Romans they were taxed heavily.The Sexual Question
He had a paper to get out every day and that taxed his imagination to the limit.Spawn of the Comet
Harold Thompson Rich
It was the delivery of those at the apartment that taxed her ingenuity.The Film of Fear
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