Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

homework

play
noun home·work \ˈhōm-ˌwərk\

Simple Definition of homework

  • : work that a student is given to do at home

  • : research or reading done in order to prepare for something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of homework

  1. 1 :  piecework done at home for pay

  2. 2 :  an assignment given to a student to be completed outside the regular class period

  3. 3 :  preparatory reading or research (as for a discussion or a debate)

Examples of homework in a sentence

  1. She started her algebra homework.



Circa 1683

First Known Use of homework

circa 1683


HOMEWORK Defined for Kids

homework

play
noun home·work \ˈhōm-ˌwərk\

Definition of homework for Students

  1. :  work (as school lessons) to be done at home





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up homework? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to depart quickly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate acommadate accomodate acommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ