• A burdensome demand.

    "a heavy tax on time or health"

  • (obsolete) A lesson to be learned.
  • Money paid to the government other than for transaction-specific goods and services.
  • (obsolete) charge; censure
  • A task exacted from one who is under control; a contribution or service, the rendering of which is imposed upon a subject.


  • (transitive) To make excessive demands on.
  • (transitive) To impose and collect a tax on (something).

    "Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector."

  • (transitive) To impose and collect a tax from (a person).

    "Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest."

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