taxi

noun
\ ˈtak-sē How to pronounce taxi (audio) \
plural taxis\ ˈtak-​sēz How to pronounce taxi (audio) \ also taxies

Definition of taxi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: taxicab also : a similarly operated boat or aircraft

taxi

verb
taxied; taxiing; taxis or taxies

Definition of taxi (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a 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

transitive verb

1 : to transport by or as if by taxi
2 : to cause (an aircraft) to taxi

Synonyms for taxi

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of taxi in a Sentence

Noun We caught a taxi to the restaurant. We went to the restaurant by taxi. Verb The plane taxied slowly to the runway. The pilot taxied out to the runway. The pilot taxied the plane out to the runway.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Overton made the trip to Colorado on the taxi squad. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 29 Apr. 2022 Cockroft spent his rookie season on the taxi squad, then, when Groza retired following the 1967 season, Cockroft took over and handled both kicking and punting the first nine years of his career. Scott Patsko, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2022 Right-hander Edwin Uceta, whom the Diamondbacks claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers in October, was added to the taxi squad prior to the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader, then was added to the roster for Game 2. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2022 Outfielder Daz Cameron, who opened the season with Triple-A Toledo, traveled with the team to Kansas City and is part of the taxi squad. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 15 Apr. 2022 Cruise’s developmental driverless vehicles are used in a robo taxi service that picks up and drops off passengers with no driver behind the wheel. David Ingram, NBC News, 9 Apr. 2022 During that gap, Russia offered the lone taxi service, with NASA shelling out tens of millions of dollars per Soyuz seat. Marcia Dunn, orlandosentinel.com, 30 Mar. 2022 During that gap, Russia offered the lone taxi service, with NASA shelling out tens of millions of dollars per Soyuz seat. Marcia Dunn, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2022 During that gap, Russia offered the lone taxi service, with NASA shelling out tens of millions of dollars per Soyuz seat. Marcia Dunn, Chron, 30 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After that, aircraft will be able to taxi underneath the western skybridge, adding two extra miles of taxiway space to the airport. Laura Ly, CNN, 27 Jan. 2022 Everybody at Uber/Lyft will have to taxi once a month. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 That gives it some mobility, but limits its ability to taxi around the ground. J. George Gorant, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2021 Indians use the fintech service to pay for a wide range of goods and services, from groceries to taxi fares to airline tickets. Biman Mukherji, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2021 Only one engine was used to taxi along the runway for takeoff. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2021 Before that, the Internet established new networks of information which transformed daily activities from product shopping to business meetings to even taxi summoning. Steve Tengler, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 Avery Lalor can taxi an airplane, take off, run radio communications, and navigate the skies using an aircraft’s GPS system. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 13 July 2021 Sunday Burquest was kind enough to taxi me around Minneapolis and share tales of David Wright over a Juicy Lucy. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 23 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of taxi

Noun

circa 1907, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1911, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

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8 May 2022

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“Taxi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taxi. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for taxi

taxi

noun
\ ˈtak-sē How to pronounce taxi (audio) \
plural taxis\ -​sēz \

Kids Definition of taxi

 (Entry 1 of 2)

taxi

verb
taxied; taxiing

Kids Definition of taxi (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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