Definition of "tax" []

  • A contribution for the support of a government required of persons, groups, or businesses within the domain of that government. (noun)
  • A fee or dues levied on the members of an organization to meet its expenses. (noun)
  • A burdensome or excessive demand; a strain. (noun)
  • To place a tax on (income, property, or goods). (verb-transitive)
  • To exact a tax from. (verb-transitive)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A heavy demand on something; strain (noun)
  • To levy a tax on (persons, companies, etc, or their incomes, etc) (verb)
  • To make heavy demands on; strain (verb)
  • To accuse, charge, or blame (verb)
  • To determine (the amount legally chargeable or allowable to a party to a legal action), as by examining the solicitor's bill of costs (verb)
  • To steal (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "tax" in a sentence
  • "Collection of air passenger tax, landfill tax, aggregate tax* and stamp duty"
  • "The only exception I would allow is price because our US system allows tax at the city level, county level, state level and national level so they can add “+tax” and leave that to be determined by government regulation."
  • "And so we'll tax them: _tax them till they squeal_!"