• WordNet 3.6
    • v tariff charge a tariff "tariff imported goods"
    • n tariff a government tax on imports or exports "they signed a treaty to lower duties on trade between their countries"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tariff A schedule, system, or scheme of duties imposed by the government of a country upon goods imported or exported; as, a revenue tariff; a protective tariff; Clay's compromise tariff. (U. S. 1833).
    • Tariff Any schedule or system of rates, changes, etc.; as, a tariff of fees, or of railroad fares.
    • Tariff The duty, or rate of duty, so imposed; as, the tariff on wool; a tariff of two cents a pound.
    • v. t Tariff To make a list of duties on, as goods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tariff A list or table of goods with the duties or customs to be paid on them, either on importation or on exportation; a list or table of duties or customs to be paid on goods imported or exported. The principle of a tariff depends upon the commercial policy of the state by which it is framed, and the details are constantly fluctuating with the change of interests and the wants of the community, or in pursuance of commercial treaties with other states.
    • n tariff A duty, or the duties collectively, imposed according to such a list, table, or scale.
    • n tariff A table or scale of charges generally: as, a telegraph tariff.
    • n tariff A law regulating import duties: as, the tariff of 1824.
    • tariff To make a list of duties on, as on imported goods.
    • tariff To put a valuation upon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tariff tar′if a list of the duties, &c., fixed by law on merchandise: a list of charges, fees, or prices.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. tarif,; cf. Sp. & Pg. tarifa, It. tariffa,; all fr. Ar. ta'rīf, information, explanation, definition, from 'arafa, to know, to inform, explain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Sp.,—Ar. ta‛rīf, giving information, from ‛arafa, to explain.


In literature:

At the same time the tariff was revised, and preparatory measures taken for the levy of internal taxes.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
They were quarrelling over railways and tariffs.
"Home Rule" by Harold Spender
Alexander Hamilton, Washington's Secretary of the Treasury, proposed with this object a tariff on imports, and a tax on whiskey.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
They can center it upon the tariff or the trusts or even the currency.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
To this idea they would bend every question indiscriminately, whether it related to a national bank, tariff, slavery, or taxes.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Pennsylvania, whose general policy favored a protective tariff and public improvements, hesitated.
"Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
For several years there had been a strong popular demand for a revision of the tariff.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
The protective system of tariff also receives much abuse from these writers.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
They were those of Hamilton's original tariff.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
The Issue of Tariff Reform.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg

In poetry:

"Corn laws be damned," said dad i' forty-eight;
"Corn laws be damned," say I i' nineteen-five.
Tariff reform, choose, how, will have to wait
Down Yelland way, so lang as I'm alive.
"The Hungry Forties" by F W Moorman
Except such as a tariff pays
To pass these honored, great highways
Which lead to eminence,
And follow closely every nerve
Which God designed should truly serve
Each mind of consequence.
"The Five Senses" by Jared Barhite

In news:

A little-known US trade law that slaps a whopping 25-percent tariff on imported pickups makes that a bad business proposition.
They did so in March 2009, by placing higher tariffs on more than $2.4 billion of US goods.
After more than six months of bargaining, international trade officials reached agreement today on how to negotiate tariff cuts.
The tariff tale behind the Hostess demise.(+video).
Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd recently said it welcomes the announcement by the Victorian Government that feed-in tariffs will be extended to include small-scale , low-emissions generators like fuel cells.
But will these tariffs make a difference.
Finalizes steep tariffs on China's solar panels.
Slaps High Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels.
Tariffs loom on solar panels.
To hike tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports.
Whirlpool asks for tariffs on imported washing machines.
Plans to implement tariff reductions in the Asia-Pacific region were reportedly near collapse after the United States and other APEC economies pushed for the debate to be moved to the World Trade Organization.
US gov't sets stiff tariffs on China solar panels.
WASHINGTON – The Obama administration moved Thursday to impose stiff new tariffs on solar panels made in China, finding that Chinese companies are improperly flooding the US market with government-subsidized products.
Congress recently agreed to extend the 45 cent-per-gallon subsidy for ethanol for one year and chose to continue a 54 cent per gallon tariff on imports of bio-fuel.

In science:

Table 3: PG&E commercial tariffs and natural gas tariffs.
Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co-Generation
Includes Loop costs, Local Switching support (LSS), Long Term Support (LTS). This item is mainly concerned with alleviating any negative consequences of tariff averaging. 2.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies
Free ISDN and Internet access to schools. No telephone charges for access to Internet. Since 1998, a 3 year agreement between Telefónica and Madrid's local government of free access and reduced usage tariffs to schools in the region.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies
All estimated ‘standard’ calculations in this section include an annual PSTN rental cost, a usage cost (based on an assumed use of 200 hour per month for each school - therefore a total of 50 hours per week per school), and annual ISP charges. Tariffs from Teligen (2000). 2.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies
Europe compared to the US. Furthermore, the limited use of leased lines in Europe may be a result of the existing expensive tariffs.
Bringing the Internet to Schools: US and EU policies