noun, plural tax·es [tak-seez] /ˈtæk siz/.
Origin of taxis1
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 taxistransportation, auto, van, truck, bus, convertible, limousine, wagon, car, automobile, bicycle, boat, cab, jeep, carriage, taxicab, give, move, dispatch, bring
Examples from the Web for taxis
Contemporary Examples of taxis
Services like Airbnb, Yelp, and yes, Uber are disrupting long-established industries, from taxis to hotels.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?
Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman
December 30, 2014
There were taxis, called “hackneys,” which were rickety stagecoaches cast off by the rich and repurposed as transport for hire.Great Cities are Born Filthy
July 13, 2014
Of course, harassment happens in taxis just as it does in ridesharing vehicles.Uber’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Surge Pricing. What If It’s Sexual Harassment by Drivers?
March 28, 2014
Two Ukrainian journalists were recently yanked out of taxis and beaten savagely, one shot in the chest and killed.Ukraine Is On the Verge Of War And Putin Is To Blame
February 20, 2014
Promises every avenue in Manhattan will have a dedicated lane for trucks, taxis, and private automobiles between new bike paths.Up to a Point: 2013 in Review and Predictions for 2014
P. J. O’Rourke
January 1, 2014
Historical Examples of taxis
There was a cab rank some fifty paces beyond, with three taxis stationed there.The Yellow Claw
And as all the taxis have been taken I—I—— But you haven't room.Torchy As A Pa
Yes; she's so keen on the trap, and the amount it saves in taxis and carriers.A harum-scarum schoolgirl
What has become of all the cabs which have been displaced by the taxis?
Railway tickets, and taxis, and motor-cycles, to begin with.Number Seventeen
Word Origin for taxis
noun plural taxis or taxies
verb taxies, taxiing, taxying or taxied
Word Origin for taxi
n combining form
Word Origin for -taxis
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.