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King James Dictionary [1]

T`Ask, n.

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 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.


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.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. t.) To oppress with severe or excessive burdens; to tax.

(2): ( v.) Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount.

(3): ( v.) Business; employment; undertaking; labor.

(4): ( v. t.) To impose a task upon; to assign a definite amount of business, labor, or duty to.

(5): ( v. t.) To charge; to tax; as with a fault.