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Definitions of tax

  1. set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. make a charge against or accuse; "They taxed him failure to appear in court" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. levy a tax on; "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To impose a tax upon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Especially, the sum laid upon specific things, as upon polls, lands, houses, income, etc.; as, a land tax; a window tax; a tax on carriages, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Charge; censure. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A lesson to be learned; a task. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of government. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; - often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Governmental levies on property, inheritance, gifts, etc. Medical Dictionary DB
  19. A charge or duty on income or property, imposed by government for the use of the public; a heavy or oppressive burden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To impose a rate or duty upon for state or city purposes; burden; as, to tax one's memory; accuse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A rate imposed on property or persons for the benefit of the state: anything imposed: a burdensome duty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To lay a tax on: to burden: to accuse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Rate assessed on property or persons for public uses; anything imposed or exacted. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. To lay a tax on; burden; accuse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To subject to a severe strain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To ask as a price. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A compulsory contribution for the support of government; any assessment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. A heavy demand upon one's resources. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A rate or sum of money assessed on person or property for the benefit of a state, corporation, society, parish or company; impost; tribute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To lay, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum for the public benefit; to load with a burden or burdens; to assess, fix, or determine judicially; to charge; to censure; to accuse. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; -- often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride. mso.anu.edu.au
  32. To charge; to accuse; also, to censure; often followed by with, rarely by of before an indirect object; as, to tax a man with pride. dictgcide_fs
  33. taks, n. a rate imposed on property or persons for the benefit of the state: anything imposed: a burdensome duty.--v.t. to lay a tax on: to register or enrol for fiscal purposes (Luke ii. 1): to burden: to accuse: to examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.--ns. TAXABIL'ITY, TAX'ABLENESS.--adj. TAX'ABLE, capable of being, or liable to be, taxed--adv. TAX'ABLY.--ns. TAX[=A]'TION, act of taxing; TAX'-CART, a light spring-cart; TAX'ER.--adj. TAX'FREE, exempt from taxation.--ns. TAX'-GATH'ERER; TAXIM'ETER (see Addenda); TAX'ING-MAS'TER, an officer of a court of law who examines bills of costs; TAX'-PAY'ER. [Fr. taxe, a tax--L. tax[=a]re, to handle, value, charge--tang[)e]re to touch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  34. Impose tax on (subjects, citizens, &c., commodity, land, &c.), so taxation n.; (N.T.) register (person) for purpose of imposing tribute; make demands upon, demand exertion from, (person\'s resources, powers, ingenuity, &c.); (Law) examine& (dis)allow items of (costs &c.); taxed (also tax-) cart, two-wheeled cart usu. for agricultural or trade purposes on which only reduced duty (& later none) was charged; charge (person with fault, with doing). Hence taxability, taxableness, nn., taxable a., taxably adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  35. Contribution levied on persons, property, or business, for support of government, as DIRECT, INDIRECT, capitation, INCOME, poll-, t., single t., proposed sole t., on value of land irrespective of improvements; strain, heavy demand, (up)on (person, his energies &c.); t.- cart, see prec.; t.-collector, official who collects tt.; t.-farmer, one who buys from government the right to collect certain tt.; t.-free, exempt from tt.; t.-gatherer, = t.-collector; taxpayer. Hence taxless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. cannot t. my memory, cannot undertake to recollect the facts wanted. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. n. [French, Italian, Latin] A charge or pecuniary burden imposed by authority for the support of a government ;-a rate or duty levied by government on the incomes or properties of individuals, or on certain articles used or consumed by its subjects ; also, a rate levied on individuals or on their property for local or municipal purposes, &c.;-charge; censure;-a task exacted from one who is under control;-a disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge. Cabinet Dictionary

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