chore

noun
\ ˈchȯr \

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

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Synonyms for chore

Synonyms

assignment, duty, job, task

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task, duty, job, chore, stint, assignment mean a piece of work to be done. task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance. charged with a variety of tasks duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance. the duties of a lifeguard job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance. the job of turning the company around chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm. every child was assigned chores stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service. a 2-month stint as a reporter assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority. a reporter's assignment

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.
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Dawson Butt, Riley Sutter and Bryce Kindopp handled the big offensive chores for Everett (17-7-1-0). Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Dustin Wolf posts shutout as Everett scores 4-0 victory over Calgary in WHL action," 20 Nov. 2018 Certainly playing a game or a video encode, or anything that works the GPU or CPU cores hard will drain the battery faster, but video playback is actually among the easiest chores a laptop can do today. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Dell XPS 13 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which should you buy?," 11 Sep. 2018 The two halves don’t exactly fit together seamlessly; Vampyr is a messy game, with frustrating combat and systems like crafting that soon become a chore. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Vampyr is a gothic RPG that makes you feel guilty for killing," 8 June 2018 But while such glad-handing can quickly become a chore, Ms. Cottrill was bubbling with wide-eyed possibility, like Charlie on his golden-ticket tour, even as she was asked to fire finger-guns into a camera for promotional GIFs. Joe Coscarelli, New York Times, "Clairo’s ‘Pretty Girl’ Went Viral. Then She Had to Prove Herself.," 23 May 2018 Unzipping and removing the cover and loosening the securing straps that allow the tent to be opened becomes an easy chore. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Gear review: A tent that mounts on top of your car," 25 Apr. 2018 During times of scarcity, young girls are expected to assist their mothers with households chores, often resulting in girls dropping out of school. Mélissa Godin, Teen Vogue, "Climate Change Is Creating a New Atmosphere of Gender Inequality for Women in Malawi," 20 Dec. 2018 Tim tackles household chores before turning to Jon, staying up as long as his dad is awake At the time of Jon Meadows’s injury, Tim was 18 and living in Connecticut with his son, Oliver, two, who is autistic, and attending college. Lydia Woolever, Popular Mechanics, "How Families Are Taking Care of Wounded Veterans," 28 Nov. 2018 Auerbach, 33, was prescribed painkillers for general pain but used them to help with chores and responsibilities. Kaitlin Menza, Good Housekeeping, "Mommy's Little Helper:," 13 Aug. 2016

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First Known Use of chore

1746, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chore

alteration of chare

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More Definitions for chore

chore

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chore

: a small job that is done regularly

: a dull, unpleasant, or difficult job or experience

chore

noun
\ ˈchȯr \

Kids Definition of chore

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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