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taxi

1

[ tak-see ]

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.

taxi-

2
  1. variant of taxo-:

    taxidermy.

taxi

/ ˈtæksɪ /

noun

  1. Also calledcabtaxicab a car, usually fitted with a taximeter, that may be hired, along with its driver, to carry passengers to any specified destination


verb

  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

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Other Words From

  • un·taxied adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of taxi1

1905–10, Americanism; short for taxicab

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Word History and Origins

Origin of taxi1

C20: shortened from taximeter cab

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Example Sentences

On Friday, a 26-year-old woman ordered a taxi in Delhi using the Uber app.

Why call a taxi when you can hail a Lyft to pick up visiting family and friends?

He helped her to the waiting taxi and back into the apartment.

He declined to award £30 to Miss Manners for her taxi journey but awarded her £10 travel expenses.

This meant that Palestinian taxi drivers had to drive through the Israeli settlement of Bet El.

Late one night, when taxi-cabs were scarce, he found that his quickest way to reach home would be by means of one of the tubes.

The day dawned with a steady drizzle of rain, and, after a poor attempt at breakfast, I scoured the neighbourhood for a taxi.

He was a young man, and he wore some sort of a uniform—that of a chauffeur, taxi driver, or something of the sort.

Rounding a corner, Black Hood sighted a taxi cab cruising along.

"I'm in a big hurry to get to a masquerade," Black Hood said as he opened the door of the taxi.

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