Task Definition

Define what is Task?

1. project, task, undertaking, Labor (noun)

any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted.

  • he prepared for great undertakings.

work noun
activity directed toward making or doing something.


child's play, cinch, duck soup, piece of cake, breeze, picnic, pushover, walkover, snap noun
any undertaking that is easy to do.

adventure, dangerous undertaking, escapade, risky venture noun
a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful).

assignment noun
an undertaking that you have been assigned to do (as by an instructor).

baby noun
a project of personal concern to someone.

endeavor, endeavour, enterprise noun
a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness).

labor of love, labour of love noun
productive work performed voluntarily without material reward or compensation.

endurance contest, Marathon noun
any long and arduous undertaking.

no-brainer noun
anything that requires little thought.

proposition noun
a task to be dealt with.

large order, tall order noun
a formidable task or requirement.

venture noun
any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome.

2. task (verb)

assign a task to.

  • I tasked him with looking after the children.

assign, delegate, designate, depute verb
give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person).

3. chore, Job, task (noun)

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.
Synonyms: chore, Job

duty noun
work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons.


ball-breaker, ball-buster noun
a job or situation that is demanding and arduous and punishing.

stint noun
an individual's prescribed share of work.

scut work, shitwork noun
trivial, unrewarding, tedious, dirty, and disagreeable chores.

4. task, tax (verb)

use to the limit.

  • you are taxing my patience.
Synonyms: tax

strain, extend verb
use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity.

Nearby Terms

task force (noun)
a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective

Taskent (noun)
the capital of Uzbekistan

taskmaster (noun)
someone who imposes hard or continuous work

taskmistress (noun)
a woman taskmaster

Tasman (noun)
Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)

Tasman dwarf pine (noun)
small shrub or Tasmania having short stiff branches

Tasman Sea (noun)
an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean between southeastern Australia and New Zealand

Tasmania (noun)
an Australian state on the island of Tasmania

Tasmanian (adjective)
of or relating to Tasmania

Tasmanian devil (noun)
small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail

Tasmanian tiger (noun)
rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct

Tasmanian wolf (noun)
rare doglike carnivorous marsupial of Tasmania having stripes on its back; probably extinct

tasse (noun)
one of two pieces of armor plate hanging from the fauld to protect the upper thighs

tassel (noun)
adornment consisting of a bunch of cords fastened at one end

tassel flower (noun)
tropical Asiatic annual cultivated for its small tassel-shaped heads of scarlet flowers