Definitions of tax

  1. To impose a rate or duty upon for state or city purposes; burden; as, to tax one's memory; accuse.
  2. To lay a tax on: to burden: to accuse.
  3. To lay a tax on; burden; accuse.
  4. To subject to a severe strain.
  5. use to the limit; " you are taxing my patience"
  6. make a charge against or accuse; " They taxed him failure to appear in court"
  7. levy a tax on; " The State taxes alcohol heavily"; " Clothing is not taxed in our state"
  8. To lay, impose or assess upon citizens a certain sum for the public benefit; to load with a burden or burdens; to assess, fix, or determine judicially; to charge; to censure; to accuse.
  9. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by authority.
  10. A charge or burden laid upon persons or property for the support of a government.
  11. 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.
  12. A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.
  13. A disagreeable or burdensome duty or charge; as, a heavy tax on time or health.
  14. Charge; censure.
  15. A lesson to be learned; a task.
  16. 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.
  17. To assess, fix, or determine judicially, the amount of; as, to tax the cost of an action in court.
  18. 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.
  19. A charge or duty on income or property, imposed by government for the use of the public; a heavy or oppressive burden.
  20. A rate imposed on property or persons for the benefit of the state: anything imposed: a burdensome duty.
  21. Rate assessed on property or persons for public uses; anything imposed or exacted.
  22. A compulsory contribution for the support of government; any assessment.
  23. A heavy demand upon one's resources.
  24. A rate or sum of money assessed on person or property for the benefit of a state, corporation, society, parish or company; impost; tribute.