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  ( taxis    plural & 3rd person present)   ( taxiing    present participle)   ( taxied    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A taxi is a car driven by a person whose job is to take people where they want to go in return for money.  
also by N   (=cab)  
The taxi drew up in front of the Riviera Club..., He set off by taxi.     
2       verb   When an aircraft taxis along the ground, or when a pilot taxis a plane somewhere, it moves slowly along the ground.  
She gave permission to the plane to taxi into position and hold for takeoff...      V prep/adv  
The pilot taxied the plane to the end of the runway.      V n prep/adv, Also V, V n  

taxi rank        ( taxi ranks    plural  ) A taxi rank is a place where taxis wait for passengers, for example at an airport or outside a station.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use taxi stand     
taxi stand        ( taxi stands    plural  ) A taxi stand is the same as a taxi rank.  
  (mainly AM)      n-count  
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