chore

noun
\ ˈchȯr How to pronounce chore (audio) \

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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But wait too long and the list of chores around the house can feel endless. Ronda Kaysen, The Seattle Times, "Is it time to drain the water heater? There’s an app for that," 11 Feb. 2019 Wearing one implies that remembering people is too much work and interacting with them is a chore. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "You can buy a wearable camera to track your social life," 12 Dec. 2018 Sprelly Pairing the best peanut butter with the right jelly can be such a chore. USA TODAY, "7 new products that show how the food industry is making meals faster," 4 July 2018 In Uruguay, even finding legal marijuana can be a chore, as Andrade discovered. Leonardo Haberkorn, Fox News, "Uruguay struggling to meet demand for legal marijuana," 13 June 2018 In the days before thoughtful game design and the advanced A.I. mechanics made possible with more recent consoles, protecting Ellie could have been a game-breaking chore. Scott Meslow, GQ, "How God of War Redeems the Worst Kind of Video Game Mission," 18 Apr. 2018 In the first week of November, marking the start of another Sporting Kansas City offseason that arrived too quickly, Matt Besler asked his wife to give him some chores around the house. Sam Mcdowell, kansascity, "Matt Besler on USMNT, Sporting KC and how house chores best prepared him for 2018," 26 Jan. 2018 During the sawmill days of summer and the backbreaking task of winter logging, lumberjacks may find their work a chore and a bore. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Lost Art of Floating Logs Down the River," 16 Feb. 2019 Cleaning is never really a fun chore, but the worst task on your to-do list might just be cleaning hair out of your shower drain. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "This Little Gadget Will Save Your Shower Drain From Clogs, And It's Only $13," 22 Jan. 2019

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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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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 How to pronounce chore (audio) \

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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