task-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: job

Commentary: TASK[+activity][+chore] chore, undertaking, project, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted

The task of repairing the engine took several hours.
The endless task of classifying the samples became mind-numbing.
The farmer's morning tasks took all day.
These types of tasks are not included in Bob's job description.
The mayor has appointed a task force to look into the matter.

PropBank: task.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a reprimand or cricitism

Commentary: TASK[+action][+verbal][+reprimand] Idiom: take to task

She took him to task about his waffling voting record.
They will be brought to task about their conduct at the game last night.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1