Meaning of TAXI in English
■ noun ( plural ~s ) a motor vehicle licensed to transport passengers in return for payment of a fare.
■ verb ( ~es , ~ing or taxying , ~ed )
1》 (with reference to an aircraft) move slowly along the ground before take-off or after landing.
2》 travel in a ~.
early 20th cent.: abbrev. of ~cab or ~meter cab .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004