taxi

[ tak-see ]
/ ˈtæk si /

noun, plural tax·is or tax·ies.

verb (used without object), tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.

to ride or travel in a taxicab.
(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.

to cause (an airplane) to taxi.

Nearby words

  1. taxco,
  2. taxeme,
  3. taxes,
  4. taxflation,
  5. taxgatherer,
  6. taxi dancer,
  7. taxi dancing,
  8. taxi rank,
  9. taxi squad,
  10. taxi strip

Origin of taxi

1905–10, Americanism; short for taxicab

Related formsun·tax·ied, adjective

taxi-

variant of taxo-: taxidermy.
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British Dictionary definitions for taxi

taxi

/ (ˈtæksɪ) /

noun plural taxis or taxies

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

verb taxies, taxiing, taxying or taxied

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 for taxi

C20: shortened from taximeter cab

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