Crossword clues for chore
- Mowing the lawn, e.g.
- Taking out the garbage, e.g.
- Mowing or raking, e.g.
- Chopping firewood, e.g.
- Tedious business
- Ironing, e.g.
- Ironing, for one
- Carrying out the garbage, e.g.
- Tiresome task
- Taking out the trash, for one
- Vacuuming, e.g.
- Onerous duty
- Milking a cow, e.g.
- Dusting or taking out the garbage
- Milking the cows, e.g.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chore \Chore\ (ch[=o]r), n. [The same word as char work done by the day.] A small job; in the pl., the regular or daily light work of a household or farm, either within or without doors. [U. S.]
Chore \Chore\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chored; p. pr. & vb. n. Choring.] To do chores. [U. S.]
Chore \Chore\, n.
A choir or chorus. [Obs.]
--B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] ||
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1751, American English, variant of char, from Middle English cherre "odd job," from Old English cerr, cierr "turn, change, time, occasion, affair business."\n\nChore, a corruption of char, is an English word, still used in many parts of England, as a char-man, a char-woman; but in America, it is perhaps confined to New England. It signifies small domestic jobs of work, and its place cannot be supplied by any other single word in the language.
[Noah Webster, "Dissertations on the English Language," 1789]
Etymology 1 n. A task, especially a difficult, unpleasant, or routine one. vb. (context US dated English) To do chores. Etymology 2
alt. (context British informal English) To steal. vb. (context British informal English) To steal. Etymology 3
n. (context obsolete English) A choir or chorus.
n. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores" [syn: job, task]
Chore were a Canadian post-hardcore band that formed in January 1995. They released three albums on the Sonic Unyon indie label in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: Another Plebeian in 1997, Take My Mask and Breathe in 1999, and The Coastaline Fire in 2002.
Their video for the single "General Warning" won a "Best of the Wedge 1999" award from broadcaster MuchMusic, while the video for "The Hitchhiker" saw airplay on MuchLOUD and MTV's 120 Minutes. The songs "The Hitchhiker" and "Burr" were both featured in an episode from the first season of Fox's 24.
Chore disbanded in April 2004. Lead vocalist Chris Bell continued to produce music under the moniker Alive and Living, until recently joining Mitch Bowden and David Dunham to perform in Don Vail and The Priddle Concern, along with Bill Priddle (formerly of Treble Charger).
The band reunited in December 2010 for a string of shows, including opening slots for Billy Talent, Alexisonfire, and Wintersleep.
Chore may refer to one of the following:
- House work
- Handyman work (odd jobs)
- Chore (band), a Canadian rock band
Usage examples of "chore".
He pulled on a dirty blue parka, the sort every Alaskan wore for outdoor chores, and set a rabbit-fur hat on his head.
They would do fine, handling detection chores for the entire company during this lull while the autochthones regrouped and licked their wounds.
I got back up and came through to hit my list of daily cover maintenance, local chores, local work and real mission.
For reasons entirely unclear to Kerry, Thomas contrived every despicable, backbreaking chore he could throw at him, from maneuvering an ancient plow behind two old oxen, to duping him into climbing to the top of Din Fallon in search of a haggis nest.
That minor chore taken care of, he moved along the stations, backmost first, working quick and quiet, replacing the used sweet-sheets with new, strapping fresh sheets to the board at each occupied station.
At the beginning Ellen wondered how she was ever going to complete the complex chores that lay ahead preparing three people for departure to scattered parts of the world, selling the Bethesda house, and getting her new house in order.
The sound yanked her out of that household chore like a bluefin tuna pulled out of the Chesapeake Bay.
I guess none of the Bowditch kids ever had to earn their allowance by doing lawn chores.
Once Cora finished her chores she joined Ramelle on the back veranda overlooking the beautiful formal garden.
The half-elf was on his heels by the door, there being no place else to sit, fletching arrows with the absent skill of one who performs the chore as much to pass the time as to keep his weapons in good order.
Although stress had undone inclination and appetite, Arithon wrapped himself in the damp folds of his cloak and pursued the chore of addressing survival and sustenance.
Adam remembered the words of his teachers, that the only way to bring meaning to chaos was through the laws laid down at Sinai, the halakah, the complex matrix of deeds that transformed the chore of living into an act of worship.
Desperate for a column of his own, Mark despised the weekly chore of extracting the material out of Househusband and writing up the results himself.
Glancing up from these chores, he saw that Magali had taken a seat on the bed and was picking at the folds of her skirt.
At first the tour amused him, but eventually it began to sour him on himself, and he took to spending more and more time on a balcony overlooking the courtyard that was shared with the connecting house, listening to the Newari women sing at their chores and reading books from Mr.