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taxi

noun \ ˈtak-sē \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of taxi

plural taxis play \ˈtak-sēz\ also taxies
: taxicab; also : a similarly operated boat or aircraft

Examples of taxi in a Sentence

  1. We caught a taxi to the restaurant.

  2. We went to the restaurant by taxi.

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First Known Use of taxi

circa 1907

in the meaning defined above

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taxi Synonyms

Synonyms

cab, hack, taxicab;

Related Words

hackney;

limousine;

rickshaw (also ricksha);


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taxi

verb

Definition of taxi

taxied; taxiing; taxis or taxies
1 a of an aircraft : to go at low speed along the surface of the ground or water
b : to operate an aircraft on the ground under its own power
2 : to ride in a taxicab
  • taxied to the train station
1 : to transport by or as if by taxi
2 : to cause (an aircraft) to taxi

Examples of taxi in a Sentence

  1. The plane taxied slowly to the runway.

  2. The pilot taxied out to the runway.

  3. The pilot taxied the plane out to the runway.

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First Known Use of taxi

1911

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

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TAXI Defined for English Language Learners

taxi

Definition of taxi for English Language Learners

  • : a car that carries passengers to a place for an amount of money that is based on the distance traveled


taxi

Definition of taxi for English Language Learners

  • of an airplane : to move on wheels along the ground

  • : to direct an airplane as it moves on wheels along the ground


TAXI Defined for Kids

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taxi

noun \ ˈtak-sē \

Definition of taxi for Students

plural taxis \-sēz\

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taxi

verb

Definition of taxi for Students

taxied; taxiing
1 : to run an airplane slowly along the ground under its own power
2 : to go by taxicab


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