Meaning of TAXI in English
n. & v.
n. (pl. taxis) 1 (in full taxi-cab) a motor car licensed to ply for hire and usu. fitted with a taximeter. 2 a boat etc. similarly used.
v. (taxis, taxied, taxiing or taxying) 1 a intr. (of an aircraft or pilot) move along the ground under the machine's own power before take-off or after landing. b tr. cause (an aircraft) to taxi. 2 intr. & tr. go or convey in a taxi. taxi dancer a dancing partner available for hire. taxi-driver a driver of a taxi. taxi rank (US stand) a place where taxis wait to be hired.
[ abbr. of taximeter cab ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012