- a taxicab.
- to ride or travel in a taxicab.
- (of an airplane) to move over the surface of the ground or water under its own power.
- to cause (an airplane) to taxi.
Origin of taxi
- variant of taxo-: taxidermy.
Examples from the Web for taxi
On Friday, a 26-year-old woman ordered a taxi in Delhi using the Uber app.Uber Finally Gets Banned—in Delhi
December 9, 2014
Why call a taxi when you can hail a Lyft to pick up visiting family and friends?One of a Kind Gifts Are Only a Neighbor Away
December 8, 2014
He declined to award £30 to Miss Manners for her taxi journey but awarded her £10 travel expenses.How A British Aristocrat Used Big Game Hunter’s Sperm To Get Pregnant Without His Permission
December 2, 2014
This meant that Palestinian taxi drivers had to drive through the Israeli settlement of Bet El.The Radicals Who Slaughtered a Synagogue
November 19, 2014
The driver then got on the highway and started going "well above the speed limit," with the taxi inspector still in tow.The Ten Worst Uber Horror Stories
November 19, 2014
When the day came Jan took Ayah to her new quarters in a taxi.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
He hailed a taxi, and they got into it and were driven down Fitzjohn's Avenue and homewards.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
He had collapsed on the cushions of the taxi, and remained motionless.A Nest of Spies
The trio got into a waiting car and Haggerty trailed them in a taxi.Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
As the taxi drew up in Belgrave Square, he looked at his watch.The Education of Eric Lane
- 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
- 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
- (intr) to travel in a taxi
Word Origin and History for taxi
1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge." An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations (short-term hire or shuttling back and forth from the main team) seem possible.
1911, from earlier slang use of taxi (n.) for "aircraft." Related: Taxied; taxiing.