a motor vehicle licensed to transport passengers in return for payment of a fare and typically fitted with a taximeter:I’ll take a taxi from the air terminal [as modifier]:a taxi driver wanted five dollars to drive me to my hotel
a boat or other means of transportation used in the same way as a taxi:they took a motor-boat taxi to the end of the Grand Canal
(in South Africa) a light vehicle, especially a minibus, transporting passengers along a fixed route for a set fare but not operating to a timetable.
1(of an aircraft) move slowly along the ground before take-off or after landing:the plane taxied to a halt at the terminal
[with object] (of a pilot) cause (an aircraft) to taxi:he taxied the plane to the very end of the airstrip
2take a taxi as a means of transport:I would taxi home and sleep till eight