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tithe

tithe

 
pronunciation:
taIth
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an amount of money, produce, or goods equal in value to a tenth of one's income, given or paid as a contribution or tax, esp. to a church.
The peasants paid tithes to the church.
definition 2: a tax or similar charge of one-tenth.
definition 3: a tenth part of something, or a comparably small amount or part.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tithed, tithes, tithing
definition 1: to pay or donate a tenth of (one's income).
definition 2: to tax for a tithe.
The church tithed all members.
definition 3: to levy a tithe or similar tax on.
The summer harvest was tithed.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to contribute or pay a tithe.
derivation: tither (n.)