Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A taxicab.
  • intransitive verb To be transported by taxi.
  • intransitive verb To move slowly on the ground or on the surface of the water before takeoff or after landing.
  • intransitive verb To transport by or as if by taxi.
  • intransitive verb To cause (an aircraft) to taxi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Short for taximeter or taxicab.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Shortened from taxicab, a portmanteau of taximeter and cabriolet.

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