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. Ex.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.

T`ASK, v.t.

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.