Definition of


  1. (noun, possession) a levy of one tenth of something
  2. (noun, possession) an offering of a tenth part of some personal income
  3. (verb, possession) exact a tithe from
  4. (verb, possession) levy a tithe on (produce or a crop)
  5. (verb, possession) pay one tenth of; pay tithes on, especially to the church
  6. (verb, possession) pay a tenth of one's income, especially to the church

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Tithe

Derivations: tither

Hypernyms: bill, charge, impose, levy, offering, pay

Origin of the word Tithe

  1. O.E. teogo?a (Anglian), teo?a (W.Saxon) "tenth," from P.Gmc. *tegunthon, *tekhunthon. Retained in ecclesiastical sense while the form was replaced in ordinal use by tenth (influenced by ten). The verb is O.E. teo?ian. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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