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This page has 16 definitions of tax with English translations in 4 languages. Tax is a noun, verb and interjection. Examples of how to use tax in a sentence are shown. Also define these 46 related words and terms: money, government, transaction, specific, goods, service, impost, tribute, contribution, duty, toll, rate, assessment, exaction, custom, demand, levy, subsidy, burdensome, task, subject, charge, censure, Paddington, Wolverhampton, accuse, examine, onomatopoeia, whack, crack, circa, tergum, meus, sum, non, curo, back, don't, care, taxe, taxen, district, neighborhood, quarter, region, and dachshund.
- Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
- Synonyms: impost, tribute, contribution, duty, toll, rate, assessment, exaction, custom, demand, levy
- Antonym: subsidy
- 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19:
- In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […] Essential public services are cut so that the rich may pay less tax. The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.
Specific definition(1 of 19 specific definitions)
Goods definitionplural of
Toll definitionLoss or damage incurred through a disaster. (1 of 6 toll definitions)
- (figuratively, uncountable) A burdensome demand.
- a heavy tax on time or health
- 1843, Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons - Volume 39, page 234:
- In the expectation that such would be the case, I came but slightly attended, sending most of my people with the heavy baggage by sea to the Indus, and I took every precaution to render the tax of my support as light as possible, by furnishing a memorandum of the number of persons composing my suite, and limiting the amount of supplies each should receive.
- 1962 August, G. Freeman Allen, “Traffic control on the Great Northern Line”, in Modern Railways, page 128:
- The extent of the traffic is a tax on the existing yard in the area at Frodingham, the busiest in the District.
- A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
- (obsolete) charge; censure
- 1616–1618, John Fletcher; Philip Massinger; Nathan Field, “The Queene of Corinth”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals, and the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- Flie far from hence
All private taxes, immodest phrases,
What e'r may but shew like vicious.
- church tax
- corporation tax
- estate tax
- excise, excise tax
- flat tax
- gift tax
- goods and services tax
- gross receipts tax
- head tax
- income tax
- inheritance tax
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person or company).
- Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
- 2018, Kristin Lawless, Formerly known as food, →ISBN, page 251:
- Taxing the food and chemical industries, which make billions off our food consumption, could be another way to generate revenue for the program.
- (transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).
- Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
- (transitive) To make excessive demands on.
- Do not tax my patience.
- 1847 March 30, Herman Melville, Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas; […], London: John Murray, […], OCLC 364546898:
- The people of the southeasterly clusters—concerning whom, however, but little is known—have a bad name as cannibals; and for that reason their hospitality is seldom taxed by the mariner.
- (transitive) To accuse.
- (transitive) To examine accounts in order to allow or disallow items.
- an onomatopoeia expressing the sound of blows, whack, crack
Crack definition(1 of 23 crack definitions)
Meus definitionplural of
Curo definitionfirst-person singular present indicative form of curar
- “tax”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- tax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
- “tax”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
- Alternative form of
- Alternative form of
Taxen definitionto impose or collect a tax. (1 of 3 taxen definitions)
tax f (Arabic spelling تاخ)
- district, neighborhood, quarter
- district, region
Region definitionAny considerable and connected part of a space or surface; specifically, a tract of land or sea of considerable but indefinite extent; a country; a district; in a broad sense, a place without special reference to location or extent but viewed as an entity for geographical, social or cultural reasons. (1 of 12 region definitions)
- Chyet, Michael L. (2003), “tax”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press
- a dachshund (dog breed)
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