noun, plural tax·is or tax·ies.
verb (used without object), tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.
verb (used with object), tax·ied, tax·i·ing or tax·y·ing.
Origin of taxi
Related Words for taxiinggive, move, dispatch, bring, carry, ship, find, transport, sell, cede, provide, supply, send, transmit, relocate, deliver, change, convert, shift, remove
Examples from the Web for taxiing
Historical Examples of taxiing
While taxiing, you must hold the stick well back of neutral.
They were taxiing across the little harbor of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, when a messenger from the bank waved a yellow paper.
One thing I forgot to say--you must always hold a straight course while taxiing before the take off.
She experienced no trouble in landing and in taxiing her plane up to a spot near the house.Gypsy Flight
Roy J. Snell
A student pilot, taxiing his plane across the field for his first solo flight, was coming straight toward him.Famous Flyers
David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
noun plural taxis or taxies
verb taxies, taxiing, taxying or taxied
Word Origin for taxi
1911, from earlier slang use of taxi (n.) for "aircraft." Related: Taxied; taxiing.
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.