What does lean tariff mean in Urdu


an official list or table showing the duties or customs imposed by a government on imports or exports.
the schedule or system of duties so imposed.
any duty or rate of duty in such a list or schedule.
any table of charges, as of a railroad, bus line, etc.

verb (used with object)

to put a valuation on according to a tariff.



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Origin of tariff

1585-95; earlier tariffa


tar iff less, adjectivepre tar iff, noun, adjectivepro tar iff, adjectivere tar iff, verb (used with object)

Words nearby tariff

target rifle, Targum, Târgu-Mureş, Tar Heel, Tar Heel State, tariff, tariff office, Tarija, Tarim, Tarim Basin, tariqah
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Words related to tariff

duty, levy, excise, price, tax, rate, cost, toll, impost, assessment, charge, tab, price tag

Example sentences from the Web for tariff

  • The two sides will trade under World Trade Organization rules, which sets the tariffs and quotas between countries that don’t have free trade agreements in place with each other.

  • Both parties see tariffs as a way to put pressure on China, and that pressure is increasing as the US scrutinizes China’s repression of its Uighur minority.

  • China isn't the only country to offer EV subsidies, but it also spurred the domestic manufacturers by ensuring imported vehicles were for a long time not eligible for subsidies, and subject to import tariffs.

  • Although China had been pledging some of those commitments for years, Mahoney argued that the deal wouldn't have happened without applying tariffs.

  • Consequently, LPL Financial’s Buchbinder calculates that the removal of trade tariffs with China would add billions to the earnings of S&P 500 companies.

  • Some of them, like an across-the-board tariff on Chinese goods, might actually work.

  • The U.K. has adopted a healthy feed-in tariff that guarantees solar system owners an attractive price for the energy they produce.

  • Everybody knows how the Tariff and Labor questions were settled.

  • They impose non-tariff barriers against exports and buy foreign companies while denying foreign ownership in their own economies.

  • The tariff of 1828, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which led to the civil war in “Bloody Kansas” and ultimately to the Civil War itself.

  • But they have tied their credit system in the bonds of narrow banking laws and their trade in those of a cramping tariff.

  • Fortunately the results would not be immediately apparent, otherwise he would be compelled to raise his tariff for cheap suits.

  • Let us look at their two main measures — the new tariff and the new corn law.

  • There is a perfect identity of principle, both working to the same good end, between the existing corn-law and the new tariff.

  • One may now search hours for one, and, if found, have to pay four or five times the old tariff.

British Dictionary definitions for tariff


  1. a tax levied by a government on imports or occasionally exports for purposes of protection, support of the balance of payments, or the raising of revenue
  2. a system or list of such taxes
any schedule of prices, fees, fares, etc
  1. a method of charging for the supply of services, esp public services, such as gas and electricity block tariff
  2. a schedule of such charges
mainlyBritisha bill of fare with prices listed; Menu
British the level of punishment imposed for a criminal offense

verb (tr)

to set a price on according to a schedule of tariffs

Derived forms of tariff

tariffless, adjective

Word Origin for tariff

C16: from Italian tariffa, from Arabic ta`rīfa to inform
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Cultural definitions for tariff

A government tax on imports, designed either to raise revenue or to protect domestic industry from foreign competition.

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