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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)

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.

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_!"