Meaning of TASK in English

I. noun


a piece of work assigned or to be done

laboratory tasks assigned to chemistry students

Synonyms: assignment, chare, chore, devoir, duty, job, stint

Related Word: enterprise, project, undertaking; errand, labor, toil, work; charge, function, mission, office, province; business, calling, employment, occupation, vocation


a necessary undertaking that is usually difficult, dull, disagreeable, or problematic

deciphering his handwriting is a real task

Synonyms: chore, effort, job, taskwork

Related Word: burden, onus, strain, tax; bother, headache, nuisance, pain, trouble

Idioms: a hard ( or long) row to hoe

Contrasted words: child's play, cinch, duck soup, picnic, ||pipe, sinecure, snap


Synonyms: load 3, burden, charge, deadweight, duty, millstone, onus, tax, weight

II. verb

Synonyms: burden , charge, encumber, lade, load, lumber, saddle, tax, weigh, weight

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