taxi

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Pronunciation[change]

Etymology[change]

Shortened from taxicab, a mix of taximeter and cabriolet.

Noun[change]

Singular
taxi

Plural
taxis

  1. A taxi is a vehicle (usually a car) driven by a taxi driver; the taxi driver drives you somewhere if you pay them money.

Verb[change]

Plain form
taxi

Third-person singular
taxis

Past tense
taxied

Past participle
taxied

Present participle
taxiing

  1. To drive an aircraft around an airport on the ground.

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