noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
project; undertaking; labor.
- he prepared for great undertakings
noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
- estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
- the job of repairing the engine took several hours
- the endless task of classifying the samples
- the farmer's morning chores
verb assign a task to
- I tasked him with looking after the children
verb use to the limit
- you are taxing my patience
, OF. tasque
, F. tâche
, for tasche
, LL. tasca
, fr. L. taxare
to rate, appraise, estimate. See Tax
- Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.
Ma task of servile toil.
Each morning sees some task begin,
Each evening sees it close.
- Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
His mental powers were equal to greater tasks.
Syn. -- Work; labor; employment; business; toil; drudgery; study; lesson; stint.
Task transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Tasked ; present participle & verbal noun Tasking
- To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.
There task thy maids, and exercise the loom.
- To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
- To charge; to tax; as with a fault.
Too impudent to task me with those errors.
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