Meaning of TAXI in English


I. ˈtak-sē noun

( plural tax·is -sēz ; also tax·ies )

Date: circa 1907

: taxicab ; also : a similarly operated boat or aircraft

II. verb

( tax·ied ; taxi·ing ; tax·is or tax·ies )

Date: 1911

intransitive verb


a. of an aircraft : to go at low speed along the surface of the ground or water

b. : to operate an aircraft on the ground under its own power

2. : to ride in a taxicab

taxi ed to the train station

transitive verb

1. : to transport by or as if by taxi

2. : to cause (an aircraft) to taxi

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.