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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016 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 ]
(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 © 2016 tax
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 Terms to charge: [Informal. ] What did he tax you for that?
to estimate or determine the amount or value of. [Archaic. ] v.i.
to levy taxes.
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
tax ′er, n.
tax ′ing•ly, adv.
tax ′less, adj.
tax ′less•ly, adv.
tax ′less•ness, n.
1 . duty, impost, levy. 4 . strain, tire, stretch. 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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