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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017 tax /tæks/
USA pronunciation n.
Governmenta sum of money paid to a government for its support, based on income, etc.: a burdensome income tax. [ uncountable ] to rebel against paying new taxes. [ countable ] v.
[~ + object ]
Government(of a government)
to put or impose a tax on (a person or business): The government taxes its citizens according to their ability to pay. to demand a tax on (goods, etc.): Income and savings would both be taxed. to make serious demands on (someone); burden; strain: Putting the children through college taxes our financial resources.
tax•a•tion, n. [ uncountable ] See . -tact- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 tax
(taks), USA pronunciation n.
a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc.
a burdensome charge, obligation, duty, or demand. v.t.
(of a government)
to demand a tax from (a person, business, etc.). to demand a tax in consideration of the possession or occurrence of (income, goods, sales, etc.), usually in proportion to the value of money involved.
to lay a burden on; make serious demands on: to tax one's resources.
to take to task; censure; reprove; accuse: to tax one with laziness.
Informal Termsto charge: What did he tax you for that?
to estimate or determine the amount or value of. [Archaic. ] v.i.
to levy taxes.
tax ′er, n.
tax ′ing•ly, adv.
tax ′less, adj.
tax ′less•ly, adv.
tax ′less•ness, n.
Medieval Latin taxāre to tax, appraise, Latin: to appraise, handle, frequentative of tangere to touch; (noun, nominal) Middle English, derivative of the verb, verbal (verb, verbal) Middle English taxen 1250–1300
1. duty, impost, levy. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 4. strain, tire, stretch. See corresponding entry in Unabridged tax-,
var. of taxo- before a vowel: taxeme.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
tax / tæks/ n a compulsory financial contribution imposed by a government to raise revenue, levied on the income or property of persons or organizations, on the production costs or sales prices of goods and services, etc a heavy demand on something; strain: a tax on our resources vb ( transitive) to levy a tax on (persons, companies, etc, or their incomes, etc) to make heavy demands on; strain to accuse, charge, or blame to determine (the amount legally chargeable or allowable to a party to a legal action), as by examining the solicitor's bill of costs: to tax costs slang to steal Etymology: 13 th Century: from Old French taxer, from Latin taxāre to appraise, from tangere to touch ˈtaxer n
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