Taxi meaning

tăksē
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To carry in a taxicab.
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To transport by or as if by taxi.

Taxied the children to dance class; taxi documents to a law office.

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To cause (an aircraft) to taxi.
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Any craft for ferrying passengers, as across a river or between the islands of an archipelago.

A water taxi, an air taxi.

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To go in a taxicab.
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To move slowly along the ground or on the water as before taking off or after landing.
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To cause (an airplane) to taxi.
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A vehicle that may be hired for single journeys by members of the public, driven by a taxi driver.
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(South Africa) A share taxi.
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To move an aircraft around an airport under its own power.
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A taxicab.
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To be transported by taxi.
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To move slowly on the ground or on the surface of the water before takeoff or after landing.

An airplane taxiing down the runway.

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Origin of taxi

  • Short for taximeter or taxicab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from taximeter cab, taximeter (“automatic meter that records distance and fare") from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (whence also English taxameter), coined from Medieval Latin taxa (“tax, charge").

    From Wiktionary