[im-pohst] /ˈɪm poʊst/
a tax; tribute; duty.
a customs duty.
Horse Racing. the weight assigned to a horse in a race.
verb (used with object)
to determine customs duties on, according to the kind of imports.
a tax, esp a customs duty
(horse racing) the specific weight that a particular horse must carry in a handicap race
(transitive) (US) to classify (imported goods) according to the duty payable on them
(architect) a member at the top of a wall, pier, or column that supports an arch, esp one that has a projecting moulding
“tax, duty,” 1560s, from Middle French impost, from Medieval Latin impostum, from neuter of Latin impostus, contracted from impositus, past participle of imponere (see impostor).
[im-pos-ter] /ɪmˈpɒs tər/ noun 1. a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name. /ɪmˈpɒstə/ noun 1. a person who deceives others, esp by assuming a false identity; charlatan n. 1580s, from Middle French imposteur (16c.), from Late Latin impostor, agent noun from impostus, collateral form of impositus, past participle of imponere […]
[im-pos-cher] /ɪmˈpɒs tʃər/ noun 1. the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others. 2. deception using an assumed character, identity, or name, as by an impostor. 3. an instance or piece of fraudulent imposition. /ɪmˈpɒstʃə/ noun 1. the act or an instance of deceiving others, esp by assuming a false identity n. “act of […]
/ɪmˈpɒstjuːm/ noun 1. an archaic word for abscess
[im-poh-zher] /ɪmˈpoʊ ʒər/ noun 1. the act of : the imposure of a decree.