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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
chore
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
domestic chores (=boring tasks around the home)
▪ Many people find domestic chores very tedious.
thankless task/job/chore etc
▪ Cooking every day is a thankless task.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
daily
▪ For the daily chores fell mainly on the shoulders of the women: shopping, running around to find particular things.
▪ It seemed a pity to disturb them as we went about our daily chores.
▪ Whether building a cozy fire, packing a picnic or doing daily chores, everything was too much trouble.
domestic
▪ An outline of some of the domestic chores undertaken by Mr and Mrs McGill will help to answer this question.
▪ Not having a housekeeper meant most of the domestic chores became mine.
▪ It is not unusual for women to work a 40-hour week, followed by a further 40-hour week of domestic chores.
▪ I come after finishing the domestic chores at home which is not far off.
▪ I am bespoke in the evening, but the daytime is free, once I've done my domestic chores.
▪ The students shared the cooking and domestic chores.
■ NOUN
household
▪ Almost all household chores and the raising of children is left up to the wife.
▪ It is a day for household chores, for cleaning and scrubbing, or to catch up with their religious studies.
▪ That's the important thing. Household chores will present a bit of a problem, of course, but the children matter most.
▪ Juggling work and household chores, I felt ennui seeping into all phases of my life.
▪ It made a welcome change from household chores and got her into contact with customers which provided a little gossip.
▪ What should parents do to help their children complete household chores?
▪ When household chores get left, you feel guilty you haven't done them because you consider it's your job.
▪ Consider a nine-year-old who has never been able to complete household chores consistently.
■ VERB
become
▪ It then becomes rather a chore having to re-apply those etch-resist transfers all over again.
▪ With a back, all life becomes a chore.
▪ If they become a chore, they defeat the purpose of helping the child to want to interact with you.
do
▪ Women raised the kids and did Bthe household chores.
▪ The man will more often take out the garbage, wash the dishes, and do other chores around the house.
▪ Huckle and Lowly must do chores, in the form of reading, letter recognition and alphabet problems.
▪ The boy had refused to do chores.
▪ They must do the chores of life, must gain in strength and wisdom to cope with the hostile time of manhood.
▪ Those who stay have to take classes, do chores, and save 70 percent of their welfare checks.
▪ Sometimes Deborah had to shout at Scott to get him to do his extra chores.
▪ Another organized a Chore Service that paid neighborhood kids to do chores for the elderly.
finish
▪ All at once he was eager to finish his chores, in order to be ready for what he had to do.
▪ I come after finishing the domestic chores at home which is not far off.
help
▪ Sometimes she would give him money on the sly and he would help her with chores.
▪ First to Mark, who had generously stayed on to help with the final chores.
perform
▪ It seemed most residents figured out how to perform their morning chores, take their kids to school and get to work.
▪ Its members take on the characteristics of mechanical cogs, performing their prescribed chores until they are worn out and replaced.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ household chores
▪ Husbands should be prepared to do their share of the household chores.
▪ Michael, come on. Do your chores, bud.
▪ Somehow he persuaded his sister to do his chores for him.
▪ Washing the kitchen floor was a daily chore, and it was the one I hated most.
▪ When I got old enough I started to have chores around the house.
▪ When we opened the store, our ambition was to make shopping less of a chore, more of a pleasure.
▪ Writing Christmas cards can be such a chore.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Even then, you might still finish each day feeling guilty about the many chores which inevitably remain undone.
▪ Finding all the free-flowing wells is a chore, Kerr said.
▪ However, even this chore was quickly organised to accommodate regular visits to his beloved Scourie.
▪ It seemed most residents figured out how to perform their morning chores, take their kids to school and get to work.
▪ One morning I saw Mrs Goreng's chauffeur grinning as he went about his chore of servicing the jeep.
▪ Some of the wives and the smaller children were doing smaller chores in the fish house.
▪ The preparation of a claim should not be the chore that it so often becomes.
▪ Their aim: to take some of the pain and the expense out of the annual chore of filing a tax return.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Chore

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 \Chore\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chored; p. pr. & vb. n. Choring.] To do chores. [U. S.]

Chore

Chore \Chore\, n. A choir or chorus. [Obs.]
--B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] ||

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
chore

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]

Wiktionary
chore

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.

WordNet
chore

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]

Wikipedia
Chore (band)

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

Chore may refer to one of the following:

  • House work
  • Housekeeping
  • Handyman work (odd jobs)
  • Biochore
  • 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.