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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tax  \Tax\,  n.  [F.  taxe,  fr  taxer  to  tax,  L.  taxare  to  touch, 
  sharply,  to  feel  handle,  to  censure,  value,  estimate,  fr 
  tangere  tactum  to  touch.  See  {Tangent},  and  cf  {Task}, 
  1.  A  charge,  especially  a  pecuniary  burden  which  is  imposed 
  by  authority.  Specifically: 
  a  A  charge  or  burden  laid  upon  persons  or  property  for 
  the  support  of  a  government. 
  A  farmer  of  taxes  is  of  all  creditors, 
  proverbially  the  most  rapacious.  --Macaulay. 
  b  Especially,  the  sum  laid  upon  specific  things  as  upon 
  polls,  lands,  houses,  income,  etc.;  as  a  land  tax;  a 
  window  tax;  a  tax  on  carriages,  and  the  like 
  Note:  Taxes  are  {annual}  or  {perpetual},  {direct}  or 
  {indirect},  etc 
  c  A  sum  imposed  or  levied  upon  the  members  of  a  society 
  to  defray  its  expenses. 
  2.  A  task  exacted  from  one  who  is  under  control;  a 
  contribution  or  service,  the  rendering  of  which  is  imposed 
  upon  a  subject. 
  3.  A  disagreeable  or  burdensome  duty  or  charge;  as  a  heavy 
  tax  on  time  or  health. 
  4.  Charge;  censure.  [Obs.]  --Clarendon. 
  5.  A  lesson  to  be  learned;  a  task.  [Obs.]  --Johnson. 
  {Tax  cart},  a  spring  cart  subject  to  a  low  tax.  [Eng.] 
  Syn:  Impost;  tribute;  contribution;  duty;  toll;  rate; 
  assessment;  exaction;  custom;  demand. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Annual  \An"nu*al\,  n. 
  1.  A  thing  happening  or  returning  yearly;  esp.  a  literary 
  work  published  once  a  year. 
  2.  Anything  especially  a  plant,  that  lasts  but  one  year  or 
  season;  an  annual  plant. 
  Oaths  .  .  .  in  some  sense  almost  annuals;  .  .  .  and 
  I  myself  can  remember  about  forty  different  sets. 
  3.  (R.  C.  Ch.)  A  Mass  for  a  deceased  person  or  for  some 
  special  object,  said  daily  for  a  year  or  on  the 
  anniversary  day 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Annual  \An"nu*al\  (?;  135),  a.  [OE.  annuel  F.  annuel  fr  L. 
  annualis  fr  annus  year.  Cf  {Annals}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  year;  returning  every  year;  coming 
  or  happening  once  in  the  year;  yearly. 
  The  annual  overflowing  of  the  river  [Nile].  --Ray. 
  2.  Performed  or  accomplished  in  a  year;  reckoned  by  the  year; 
  as  the  annual  motion  of  the  earth. 
  A  thousand  pound  a  year,  annual  support.  --Shak. 
  2.  Lasting  or  continuing  only  one  year  or  one  growing  season; 
  requiring  to  be  renewed  every  year;  as  an  annual  plant; 
  annual  tickets.  --Bacon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  occurring  or  payable  every  year;  "an  annual  trip  to  Paris"; 
  "yearly  medical  examinations";  "annual  (or  yearly) 
  income"  [syn:  {yearly}] 
  2:  (botany)  completing  its  life  cycle  within  a  year;  "a  border 
  of  annual  flowering  plants"  [syn:  {one-year}]  [ant:  {biennial}, 
  n  1:  a  plant  that  completes  its  entire  life  cycle  within  the 
  space  of  a  year 
  2:  a  reference  book  that  is  published  regularly  once  every  year 
  [syn:  {yearbook}] 

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