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TITHE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tithe mean? 

TITHE (noun)
  The noun TITHE has 2 senses:

1. a levy of one tenth of something
2. an offering of a tenth part of some personal income

  Familiarity information: TITHE used as a noun is rare.


TITHE (verb)
  The verb TITHE has 4 senses:

1. exact a tithe from
2. levy a tithe on (produce or a crop)
3. pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church
4. pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church

  Familiarity information: TITHE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TITHE (noun)


Sense 1tithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A levy of one tenth of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

levy (a charge imposed and collected)


Sense 2tithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An offering of a tenth part of some personal income

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

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

offering (money contributed to a religious organization)


TITHE (verb)


Sense 1tithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exact a tithe from

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The church was tithed

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

bill; charge (demand payment)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2tithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Levy a tithe on (produce or a crop)

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

The wool was tithed

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

impose; levy (impose and collect)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3tithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

He tithed his income to the Church

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4tithe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

Although she left the church officially, she still tithes

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

pay (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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