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noun,plural tax·is or tax·ies.
verb (used without object),tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.
  1. to ride or travel in a taxicab.

  2. (of an airplane) to move over the surface of the ground or water under its own power.

verb (used with object),tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.
  1. to cause (an airplane) to taxi.

Origin of taxi

1905–10, Americanism; short for taxicab

Other words from taxi

  • un·tax·ied, adjective

Words Nearby taxi

Other definitions for taxi- (2 of 2)


  1. variant of taxo-: taxidermy. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use taxi in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for taxi


/ (ˈtæksɪ) /

nounplural taxis or taxies
  1. Also called: cab, taxicab a car, usually fitted with a taximeter, that may be hired, along with its driver, to carry passengers to any specified destination

verbtaxies, taxiing, taxying or taxied
  1. to cause (an aircraft) to move along the ground under its own power, esp before takeoff and after landing, or (of an aircraft) to move along the ground in this way

  2. (intr) to travel in a taxi

Origin of taxi

C20: shortened from taximeter cab

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