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

  • n. A portion of an employee's wages or salary withheld by the employer as partial payment of the employee's income tax. Also called withholding tax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of withhold.
  • n. The deduction of taxes from an employee's salary.
  • n. The tax so deducted, and paid to local or national government.

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

  • n. income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer
  • n. the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control
  • n. the act of deducting from an employee's salary


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