What does the word task mean?

Usage examples for task

  1. " Yes, and I can tell thee, Thora, he has not set himself a task beyond his power. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  2. And it was no small task getting the old lady down the stairs and into the wagon! – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  3. We'll saddle him with a task he is unable to do, and then our master will drive him away. – Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales by Anonymous