Part of speech: verb

To assign a task to; burden with labor.

Part of speech: noun

A specific amount of labor; burdensome work.

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Usage examples "task":

  1. " Yes, and I can tell thee, Thora, he has not set himself a task beyond his power. - "An Orkney Maid", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.
  2. And it was no small task getting the old lady down the stairs and into the wagon! - "Jerusalem", 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", Anonymous.