home·​room | \ˈhōm-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Definition of homeroom 

: a classroom where pupils report especially at the beginning of each school day

Examples of homeroom in a Sentence

They were assigned to different homerooms. He was late for homeroom.

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The New York Post reports that each grade, which has approximately 40 students, has two homerooms. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "$45,000-per-year private school in uproar over plan to 'segregate' students by race," 1 July 2018 During the 2017-18 school year, all of the students of color in the two middle school grades were placed in the same homeroom. NBC News, "Elite NYC private school ends separating students by race," 5 July 2018 The Little Red School House in New York’s West Village, which has tuition fees of $45,485 per year, told parents last month that non-white middle school students will be placed in the same homeroom in the fall, the New York Post reported. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "$45,000-per-year private school in uproar over plan to 'segregate' students by race," 1 July 2018 The funereal atmosphere persisted through homeroom, first period, and second period. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award finalist: "Lost Causes" by Dana Berube," 2 June 2018 Receiving a trophy and being named the kickball champions were the players in Ms. Amy Fenton's homeroom. Charlene Paparizos, cleveland.com, "Chagrin Falls Middle School participates in "Kick it for Cancer": Community Voices," 11 May 2018 In homeroom just after 7 a.m. Dave was wide awake with glistening hair blonding from chlorine. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Springer: The secret to Division I sports success," 29 June 2018 My favorite memory, the one that sticks out, is my seventh-grade homeroom one field day. Jennifer Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Shout Out: Anthony Murray, Park Ridge principal, award winner," 21 June 2018 In the days after the incident, during homeroom, every high school student was asked to complete a survey that included questions about race relations. Melanie Burney, Philly.com, "Beyond boys' lacrosse, on Haddonfield sports teams, racial slurs 'just happened all the time,' parents say," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of homeroom

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of homeroom was in 1884

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English Language Learners Definition of homeroom

: a classroom where students go at the beginning of each school day


home·​room | \ˈhōm-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of homeroom

: a classroom where students of the same class report at the start of each day

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