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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tax /ˈtæks/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tax n.
 1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority. Specifically: --
 (a) A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
    A farmer of taxes is, of all creditors, proverbially the most rapacious.   --Macaulay.
 (b) 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.
 Note: Taxes are annual or perpetual, direct or indirect, etc.
 (c) A sum imposed or levied upon the members of a society to defray its expenses.
 2. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
 3. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
 4. Charge; censure. [Obs.]
 5. A lesson to be learned; a task. [Obs.]
 Tax cart, a spring cart subject to a low tax. [Eng.]
 Syn: -- Impost; tribute; contribution; duty; toll; rate; assessment; exaction; custom; demand.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tax v. t. [imp. & p. p. Taxed p. pr. & vb. n. Taxing.]
 1. 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.
    We are more heavily taxed by our idleness, pride, and folly than we are taxed by government.   --Franklin.
 2. Law To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
 3. 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.
    I tax you, you elements, with unkindness.   --Shak.
    Men's virtues I have commended as freely as I have taxed their crimes.   --Dryden.
    Fear not now that men should tax thine honor.   --M. Arnold.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : charge against a citizen's person or property or activity
          for the support of government [syn: taxation, revenue
      v 1: levy a tax on; "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing
           is not taxed in our state"
      2: set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
         [syn: assess]
      3: use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience" [syn: task]
      4: make a charge against or accuse; "They taxed him failure to
         appear in court"
      [also: taxes (pl)]