the task at hand

noun phrase

Definition of the task at hand

: the work someone is doing now I need to concentrate on the task at hand.

Learn More About the task at hand

Dictionary Entries Near the task at hand

the tarmac

the task at hand

the taxman

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for the task at hand

Cite this Entry

“The task at hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20task%20at%20hand. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!