homework


home·work

noun \ˈhōm-ˌwərk\

: work that a student is given to do at home

: research or reading done in order to prepare for something

Full Definition of HOMEWORK

1
:  piecework done at home for pay
2
:  an assignment given to a student to be completed outside the regular class period
3
:  preparatory reading or research (as for a discussion or a debate)

Examples of HOMEWORK

  1. She started her algebra homework.

First Known Use of HOMEWORK

circa 1683

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