chore

play
noun \ˈchȯr\

Definition of chore

  1. 1 chores plural :  the regular or daily light work of a household or farm

  2. 2 :  a routine task or job The children were each assigned household chores.

  3. 3 :  a difficult or disagreeable task doing taxes can be a real chore

Examples of chore in a Sentence

  1. The children were each assigned different household chores.

  2. I liked the simple chore of bringing in the firewood.

  3. Doing taxes can be a real chore.

  4. That movie is a chore to sit through.

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Origin and Etymology of chore

alteration of chare


First Known Use: 1746

Synonym Discussion of chore

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

CHORE Defined for English Language Learners

chore

play
noun

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

chore

play
noun \ˈchȯr\

Definition of chore for Students

  1. 1 :  a small job that is done regularly a household chore Milking the cows is one of my chores on the farm.

  2. 2 :  a dull, unpleasant, or difficult task Washing windows is such a chore.



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