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Meaning of TASK

Pronunciation:  task

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
  3. [v]  use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience"
  4. [v]  assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the children"
 

TASK is a 4 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: chore, job, labor, project, tax, undertaking
 
 See Also: adventure, assign, assignment, baby, breeze, child's play, cinch, dangerous undertaking, delegate, depute, designate, disagreeable chore, disagreeable task, duck soup, duty, endeavor, endeavour, endurance contest, enterprise, escapade, extend, labor of love, labour of love, large order, marathon, no-brainer, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, risky venture, snap, stint, strain, tall order, venture, walkover, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Task\, n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. t[^a]che, for tasche,
    LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate.
    See {Tax}, n. & v.]
    1. Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite
       quantity or amount.
    
             Ma task of servile toil.              --Milton.
    
             Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees
             it close.                             --Longfellow.
    
    2. Business; employment; undertaking; labor.
    
             His mental powers were equal to greater tasks.
                                                   --Atterbury.
    
    {To take to task}. See under {Take}.
    
    Syn: Work; labor; employment; business; toil; drudgery;
         study; lesson; stint.
    
    
  2. \Task\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tasked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tasking}.]
    1. To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of
       business, labor, or duty to.
    
             There task thy maids, and exercise the loom.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.
    
    3. To charge; to tax; as with a fault.
    
             Too impudent to task me with those errors. --Beau. &
                                                   Fl.
    
    
 

 

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