More definitions of "task":
- (noun): A specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee.
Example: "The endless task of classifying the samples"
Synonyms: job, chore
- (verb): Assign a task to.
Example: "I tasked him with looking after the children"
Famous quotes containing the word task:
“It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.”
—Sophocles (497406/5 B.C.)
“The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“When autonomy is respected, the two-year-old does not carry this unfinished task into later stages of growth. In adolescence, the youngster will again concentrate on independence, but he wont have to blast the roof off the second time around if it is already well established.”
—Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century)