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Meaning & Definition of Task in English

English

Task

/tæsk/

noun

1. Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

  • "He prepared for great undertakings"
    synonym:
  • undertaking
  • ,
  • project
  • ,
  • task
  • ,
  • labor

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • job
  • ,
  • task
  • ,
  • chore

verb

1. Assign a task to

  • "I tasked him with looking after the children"
    synonym:
  • task

2. Use to the limit

  • "You are taxing my patience"
    synonym:
  • tax
  • ,
  • task

Examples of using

Firstly: We, your forebears, cannot help you from the land beyond. Secondly: The slayer of wheelchairs came here incognito and therefore could only have brought a small number of guards with him. And thirdly: there is (supposedly) no beautiful princess. Got all that? Well, then have fun with your task.
Ho ho, you have always been the brightest amongst my grandchildren! But hearken now: I have come from the nether realm to entrust thee with a task of utmost importance!
Computers can perform a very complicated task in a fraction of a second.