Meaning of TASK in English

n. & v.

--n. a piece of work to be done or undertaken.


1. make great demands on (a person's powers etc.).

2 assign a task to.

Phrases and idioms:

take to task rebuke, scold. task force (or group)

1. Mil. an armed force organized for a special operation.

2 a unit specially organized for a task.

Etymology: ME f. ONF tasque OF tasche f. med.L tasca, perh. f. taxa f. L taxare TAX

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