task /ˈtæsk/ 名詞
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.
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.
n 1: any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he
prepared for great undertakings" [syn: undertaking, project,
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" [syn: job, chore]
v 1: assign a task to; "I tasked him with looking after the
2: use to the limit; "you are taxing my patience" [syn: tax]