1. Business imposed by another, often a definite quantity or amount of labor. Each man has his task When he has performed his task his time is his own. Exodus 5:14.
2. Business; employment.
His mental powers were equal to greater tasks.
3. Burdensome employment.
To take to task to reprove; to reprimand; as, to take one to task for idleness.
T'ASK, verb transitive
1. To impose a task; to assign to one a definite amount of business or labor.
2. To burden with some employment; to require to perform.
There task thy maids, and exercise the loom.