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Meaning of 'tax' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tax [ n.]
- A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
- A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
- 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.
- A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.
- A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
- A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
- Charge; censure.
- A lesson to be learned; a task.
- 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.
- To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
- 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.

Meaning of 'tax' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . tax [ v]
Meaning (1):
- levy a tax on
Example in sentence:
  • Clothing is not taxed in our state;
  • The State taxes alcohol heavily
Meaning (2):
- make a charge against or accuse
Example in sentence:
  • They taxed him failure to appear in court
Meaning (3):
- use to the limit
Example in sentence:
  • you are taxing my patience