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
The 17-year-old local business now has 240 employees, including caregivers who help elderly clients with non-medical needs such as rides to doctors' appointments, household chores, companionship and cooking meals.
When switching, the Warriors don’t get caught in as many mismatches as do the Cavs, and Durant, Green, Zaza Pachulia and JaVale McGee all had defensive moments in Game 1, making finishing at the rim a chore for the Cavs, James included.
This year, the Sooners cared and the game became a chore.
Parents who struggle to coax kids to do chores may be intrigued by Camp Celo in Burnsville, N.C.
And visitors can even help with chores such as washing clothes by hand or — gulp!
The app covers a wide range of small jobs, from basic housekeeping to appliance repairs to gardening chores.
Some people feel the same way about washing dishes, a chore that rivals laundry for most despised.
Yahoo (YHOO), which had relied on MCI for its online service, said C&W will now handle its backbone chores.
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Origin and Etymology of chore
alteration of chare
First Known Use: 1746
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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