Meaning of TASK in English

n. Function: noun

1 a piece of work assigned or to be done FF1C; laboratory tasks assigned to chemistry students FF1E;

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

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

2 a necessary undertaking that is usually difficult, dull, disagreeable, or problematic FF1C; deciphering his handwriting is a real task FF1E;

Synonyms: chore, effort, job, taskwork

Related Words: 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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.