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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tariff mean? 

TARIFF (noun)
  The noun TARIFF has 1 sense:

1. a government tax on imports or exports

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

TARIFF (verb)
  The verb TARIFF has 1 sense:

1. charge a tariff

  Familiarity information: TARIFF used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TARIFF (noun)

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A government tax on imports or exports

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession


tariff; duty

Context example:

they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries

Hypernyms ("tariff" 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 "tariff"):

custom; customs; customs duty; impost (money collected under a tariff)

tonnage; tonnage duty; tunnage (a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship)

octroi (a tax on various goods brought into a town)

revenue tariff (a tariff imposed to raise revenue)

protective tariff (a tariff imposed to protect domestic firms from import competition)

import duty (a duty imposed on imports)

export duty (a duty imposed on exports)

countervailing duty (a duty imposed to offset subsidies by foreign governments)

TARIFF (verb)

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Charge a tariff

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

tariff imported goods

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

tax (levy a tax on)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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