from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A taxicab.
  • intransitive v. To be transported by taxi.
  • intransitive v. To move slowly on the ground or on the surface of the water before takeoff or after landing: an airplane taxiing down the runway.
  • transitive v. To transport by or as if by taxi: taxied the children to dance class; taxi documents to a law office.
  • transitive v. To cause (an aircraft) to taxi.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vehicle that may be hired for single journeys by members of the public, driven by a taxi driver.
  • n. A share taxi.
  • v. To move an aircraft around an airport under its own power.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as taxicab.
  • n. any vehicle that carries passengers for a fare, as a water taxi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. ride in a taxicab
  • n. a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
  • v. travel slowly


Short for taximeter or taxicab.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened from taxicab, a portmanteau of taximeter and cabriolet. (Wiktionary)



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