What is task?

  • (verb): Use to the limit.
    Synonyms: tax
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "task":

  • (verb): Assign a task to.
    Example: "I tasked him with looking after the children"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word task:

    To write weekly, to write daily, to write shortly, to write for busy people catching trains in the morning or for tired people coming home in the evening, is a heartbreaking task for men who know good writing from bad. They do it, but instinctively draw out of harm’s way anything precious that might be damaged by contact with the public, or anything sharp that might irritate its skin.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    From cradle to grave this problem of running order through chaos, direction through space, discipline through freedom, unity through multiplicity, has always been, and must always be, the task of education, as it is the moral of religion, philosophy, science, art, politics and economy; but a boy’s will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    Wittgenstein imagined that the philosopher was like a therapist whose task was to put problems finally to rest, and to cure us of being bewitched by them. So we are told to stop, to shut off lines of inquiry, not to find things puzzling nor to seek explanations. This is intellectual suicide.
    Simon Blackburn (b. 1944)