Definition of tax :
1. A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
2. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
3. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
4. A lesson to be learned; a task.
5. A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.
6. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
7. Charge; censure.
8. 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.
9. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
10. 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.
11. 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.
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price (part of speech: noun)
- The tax fell with heavy weight upon the small farmer. - "Union and Democracy", Allen Johnson.
- But to proceed- and here again I must tax your memory. - "A Letter from Major Robert Carmichael-Smyth to His Friend, the Author of 'The Clockmaker'", Robert Carmichael-Smyth.
- There is a tendency to tax all land at its real value; and, except with good management, it will not pay to keep sheep on land fit for grain and taxed as grain land, which a great deal of the grazing land is. - "Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands", Charles Nordhoff.