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EXCISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does excise mean? 

EXCISE (noun)
  The noun EXCISE has 1 sense:

1. a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)

  Familiarity information: EXCISE used as a noun is very rare.


EXCISE (verb)
  The verb EXCISE has 3 senses:

1. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
2. levy an excise tax on
3. remove by cutting

  Familiarity information: EXCISE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXCISE (noun)


Sense 1excise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

excise; excise tax

Hypernyms ("excise" is a kind of...):

indirect tax (a tax levied on goods or services rather than on persons or organizations)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "excise"):

nuisance tax; sales tax (a tax based on the cost of the item purchased and collected directly from the buyer)

ad valorem tax; value-added tax; VAT (a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production)

gasoline tax (a tax on every gallon of gasoline sold)


EXCISE (verb)


Sense 1excise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

excise; expunge; scratch; strike

Context examples:

Please strike this remark from the record / scratch that remark

Hypernyms (to "excise" is one way to...):

cancel; delete (remove or make invisible)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2excise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Levy an excise tax on

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "excise" is one way to...):

tax (levy a tax on)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3excise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove by cutting

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The surgeon excised the tumor

Hypernyms (to "excise" is one way to...):

cut out (delete or remove)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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