Synonyms for taxi

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : tak-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtæk si

Top 10 synonyms for taxi Other synonyms for the word taxi

Définition of taxi

Origin :
  • 1907, shortening of taximeter cab (introduced in London in March 1907), from taximeter "automatic meter to record the distance and fare" (1898), from French taximètre, from German Taxameter (1890), coined from Medieval Latin taxa "tax, charge." An earlier English form was taxameter (1894), used in horse-drawn cabs. Taxi dancer "woman whose services may be hired at a dance hall" is recorded from 1930. Taxi squad in U.S. football is 1966, from a former Cleveland Browns owner who gave his reserves jobs with his taxicab company to keep them paid and available ["Dictionary of American Slang"], but other explanations (short-term hire or shuttling back and forth from the main team) seem possible.
  • As in automobile : noun land vehicle; car
  • As in vehicle : noun machine used for transportation
  • As in cab : noun car for hire
  • As in gypsy cab : noun taxi with restricted license
  • As in hack : noun taxicab
  • As in transfer : verb pass possession to
  • As in coast : verb glide along without much effort
Example sentences :
  • When the day came Jan took Ayah to her new quarters in a taxi.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker
  • He hailed a taxi, and they got into it and were driven down Fitzjohn's Avenue and homewards.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • He had collapsed on the cushions of the taxi, and remained motionless.
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • The trio got into a waiting car and Haggerty trailed them in a taxi.
  • Extract from : « Poisoned Air » by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • As the taxi drew up in Belgrave Square, he looked at his watch.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • It was only half-past ten when she forced a yawn and asked him to get her a taxi.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • The taxi turned into Berkeley Street, and Eric held out his hand.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • She seated herself in the taxi and held out her hand through the window.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • Duvall left the room, and taking a taxi, drove down to see Grace.
  • Extract from : « The Film of Fear » by Arnold Fredericks
  • The taxi gave no opportunity for complaint as far as slowness was concerned.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for taxi

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