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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Task \Task\ (t[.a]sk), n. [OE. taske, OF. tasque, F. t[^a]che, for tasche, LL. tasca, taxa, fr. L. taxare to rate, appraise, estimate. See Tax, n. & v.] 1. Labor or study imposed by another, often in a definite quantity or amount. [1913 Webster] Ma task of servile toil. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. Business; employment; undertaking; labor. [1913 Webster] His mental powers were equal to greater tasks. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster] To take to task. See under Take. [1913 Webster] Syn: Work; labor; employment; business; toil; drudgery; study; lesson; stint. [1913 Webster]