- any craft for ferrying passengers, as across a river or between the islands of an archipelago: a water taxi, an air taxi
intransitive verbtax′ied, tax′i·ing or tax′y·ing
- to go in a taxicab
- to move slowly along the ground or on the water as before taking off or after landing: said of an airplane
- to carry in a taxicab
- to cause (an airplane) to taxi
nounpl. tax·is, or tax·ies
verbtax·ied, tax·i·ing, or tax·y·ing tax·ies, or tax·is
- To be transported by taxi.
- To move slowly on the ground or on the surface of the water before takeoff or after landing: an airplane taxiing down the runway.
- To transport by or as if by taxi: taxied the children to dance class; taxi documents to a law office.
- To cause (an aircraft) to taxi.
Origin of taxiShort for taximeter or taxicab
(plural taxis or taxies)
(third-person singular simple present taxies or sometimes taxis, present participle taxiing or sometimes taxying, simple past and past participle taxied)