from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A routine or minor duty or task. See Synonyms at task.
- n. Daily or routine domestic tasks, especially a farmer's routine morning and evening tasks, such as feeding livestock.
- n. An unpleasant or burdensome task.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A task, especially a difficult, unpleasant, or routine one.
- n. A choir or chorus.
- v. To steal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small job; in the pl., the regular or daily light work of a household or farm, either within or without doors.
- n. A choir or chorus.
- intransitive v. To do chores.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as char, 5.
- n. A char, chare, or small job; a task; especially, a piece of minor domestic work, as about a house or barn, of regular or frequent recurrence: generally in the plural.
- n. Same as chare.
- n. A chorus; a choir.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
The word chore connotes tedium, but that was not how I felt about them.
And the reason why it's a chore is not JUST because I'm lazy and shy; it, usually, also has to do with the second point above: A lot of times, people at campaign events (especially in Iowa and NH) are semi-pro campaign-event goers (or, as some articles last month had it, "political tourists").
Next to each chore is a box that the child can check off when they have completed their task.
Nagi decides her next chore is to master shopping.
I'm also crocheting a ton of snowflakes and today's chore is to spray them liberally with starch to stiffen them up, then I'll attatch a little string and voila!
Sternberg says his biggest chore is to make sure the community and surrounding areas know we care about them.
Ferry's main chore in Cleveland will be building a supporting cast around James, who was the only Cavs player at the news conference.
Rachel - who had previously felt attending Hebrew school a "chore" - came home from her first day and pronounced, "I want to go to Hebrew school everyday."
Lack of credibility isn’t subject to “proof,” when the chore is to prove a negative.
But the most time-consuming part of the chore is the transfer between baths.