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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Task  \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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Task  \Task\,  n.  [OE.  taske,  OF  tasque,  F.  t[^a]che,  for  tasche, 
  LL  tasca,  taxa,  fr  L.  taxare  to  rate,  appraise,  estimate. 
  See  {Tax},  n.  &  v.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  task 
  n  1:  any  piece  of  work  [syn:  {undertaking},  {project},  {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"  [syn:  {job},  {chore}] 
  v  1:  assign  a  task  to  "I  tasked  him  with  looking  after  the 
  children" 
  2:  use  to  the  limit;  "you  are  taxing  my  patience"  [syn:  {tax}] 




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