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taxest | tamest |

As a verb taxest

is archaic second-person singular of tax.

As an adjective tamest is

superlative of tame.




  • (archaic) (tax)

  • tax


    (wikipedia tax)


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


    * (money paid to government) impost, tribute, contribution, duty, toll, rate, assessment. exaction, custom, demand, levy


    * (money paid to government) subsidy


    (types of taxes) * church tax * corporation tax * duty * estate tax * excise * excise tax * gift tax * goods and services tax * gross receipts tax * head tax * income tax * inheritance tax * land tax * poll tax * property tax * personal property tax * real property tax * sales tax * sin tax * sumptuary tax * transfer tax * use tax * utilities tax * value added tax

    Coordinate terms

    (other government revenues) * fine * license fee * penalty * seignorage * user charge

    Derived terms

    * tax collector * tax haven * tax hike * taxman * tax free * tax rise * taxes due * taxpayer


  • To impose and collect a tax from (a person).
  • Some think to tax the wealthy is the fairest.
  • To impose and collect a tax on (something).
  • Some think to tax wealth is destructive of a private sector.
  • To make excessive demands on.
  • * Do not tax my patience.
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  • Derived terms

    * taxable * taxation




  • (tame)
  • Anagrams




    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


  • Not or no longer wild; domesticated
  • They have a tame wildcat.
  • (chiefly, of animals) Mild and well-behaved; accustomed to human contact
  • The lion was quite tame .
  • Not exciting
  • This party is too tame for me.
    For a thriller, that film was really tame .
  • Crushed; subdued; depressed; spiritless.
  • * Roscommon
  • tame slaves of the laborious plough
  • (mathematics, of a knot) Capable of being represented as a finite closed polygonal chain.
  • Synonyms
    * (not exciting) dull, insipid
    * (not wild) wild * (mild and well-behaved) gentle * (not exciting) exciting * (mathematics) wild
    Derived terms
    * tamely * tameness


  • to make something
  • He tamed the wild horse.
  • to become
  • Derived terms
    * tamer

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) .


  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) To broach or enter upon; to taste, as a liquor; to divide; to distribute; to deal out.
  • * Fuller
  • In the time of famine he is the Joseph of the country, and keeps the poor from starving. Then he tameth his stacks of corn, which not his covetousness, but providence, hath reserved for time of need.


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