Definition of chore
1 chores plural : the regular or daily light work of a household or farm
2 : a routine task or job The children were each assigned household chores.
3 : a difficult or disagreeable task doing taxes can be a real chore
Examples of chore in a Sentence
The children were each assigned different household chores.
I liked the simple chore of bringing in the firewood.
Doing taxes can be a real chore.
That movie is a chore to sit through.
Recent Examples of chore from the Web
Still, the resilient and recently retired bookkeeper almost immediately went back to gardening and completing her daily household chores.
But after three marathons, 12 half marathons and far too many shorter-distance races to count, going out for a run each day was beginning to feel less like a privilege and more like a chore.
There are many reasons for sleep deprivation: work, chores, babies, worry, parties or late night television are just a few.
For the modern traveler, the airport experience has become a chore.
Everyone has chores, and the parents work along with the children.
Daryl Brewer put away chores on his hay farm nearby to work with Ms. Hopple.
But actually switching between menus and selecting Pip-Boy options was an absolute chore.
In The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, as told by Goethe and Walt Disney, a novice nearly drowns after an enchanted broom becomes too eager to take over his chore of hauling water.
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Origin and Etymology of chore
alteration of chare
First Known Use: 1746See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of chore
CHORE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chore for English Language Learners
: a small job that is done regularly
: a dull, unpleasant, or difficult job or experience
CHORE Defined for Kids
Definition of chore for Students
1 : a small job that is done regularly a household chore Milking the cows is one of my chores on the farm.
2 : a dull, unpleasant, or difficult task Washing windows is such a chore.
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