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TAX (taxes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tax mean? 

TAX (noun)
  The noun TAX has 1 sense:

1. charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

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


TAX (verb)
  The verb TAX has 4 senses:

1. levy a tax on
2. set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
3. use to the limit
4. make a charge against or accuse

  Familiarity information: TAX used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TAX (noun)


Sense 1tax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

revenue enhancement; tax; taxation

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

levy (a charge imposed and collected)

Domain member category:

withholding (the act of deducting from an employee's salary)

regressive ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases)

progressive ((of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases)

deductible (acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction))

charge (financial liabilities (such as a tax))

hidden tax (a tax paid unwittingly by the consumer (such as ad valorem taxes))

budget items; operating cost; operating expense; overhead (the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes)

deductible ((taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax))

imposition; infliction (the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo))

accumulator; collector; gatherer (a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes))

net estate (the estate remaining after debts and funeral expenses and administrative expenses have been deducted from the gross estate; the estate then left to be distributed (and subject to federal and state inheritance taxes))

disposable income (income (after taxes) that is available to you for saving or spending)

unearned income; unearned revenue (personal income that you did not earn (e.g., dividends or interest or rent income))

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

single tax (a system of taxation in which a tax is levied on a single commodity (usually land))

special assessment (an additional tax levied on private property for public improvements that enhance the value of the property)

transfer tax (any tax levied on the passing of title to property)

pavage (a tax toward paving streets)

stamp duty; stamp tax (a tax collected by requiring a stamp to be purchased and attached (usually on documents or publications))

rates (a local tax on property (usually used in the plural))

progressive tax (any tax in which the rate increases as the amount subject to taxation increases)

capitation (a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person)

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

direct tax (a tax paid directly by the person or organization on whom it is levied)

income tax (a personal tax levied on annual income)

capital gains tax (a tax on capital gains)

capital levy (a tax on capital or property)

departure tax (a tax that is levied when you are departing a country by land or sea or air)

franchise tax (a tax that is imposed by states on corporations; it depends both on the net worth of the corporation and on its net income attributable to activities within the state)

gift tax (a tax imposed on transfers of property by gift during the lifetime of the giver)


TAX (verb)


Sense 1tax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Levy a tax on

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context examples:

The State taxes alcohol heavily / Clothing is not taxed in our state

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

impose; levy (impose and collect)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "tax"):

excise (levy an excise tax on)

tariff (charge a tariff)

surtax (levy an extra tax on)

overtax (tax excessively)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2tax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

tax; assess

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

determine; set (fix conclusively or authoritatively)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3tax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use to the limit

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

task; tax

Context example:

you are taxing my patience

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

extend; strain (use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4tax [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a charge against or accuse

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

They taxed him failure to appear in court

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

charge (make an accusatory claim)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody with something


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