[ tak-see ]
/ ˈtæk si /
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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.
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Origin of taxi
1905–10, Americanism; short for taxicab
OTHER WORDS FROM taxiun·tax·ied, adjective
Other definitions for taxi (2 of 2)
variant of taxo-: taxidermy.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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