home·​room | \ ˈhōm-ˌrüm How to pronounce homeroom (audio) , -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.
Recent Examples on the Web McCandless had Perez as her sixth-grade teacher at Anthony Wayne Elementary and then again as her senior homeroom teacher at Franklin High School. Erin Glynn, The Enquirer, 19 July 2021 Meanwhile, circumstantial relationships – which are the products of a shared reality, like fellow parents in the homeroom or the barista who remembers how to spell your name – have sharply diminished. Kristi Faulkner, Forbes, 21 June 2021 After the win, her school’s principal and assistant principal and her homeroom teacher stopped by her family’s home to surprise her with balloons and flowers. Dallas News, 7 June 2021 His ninth-grade homeroom teacher was a soon-to-be famous singer named Roberta Flack. Washington Post, 8 June 2021 Students learned about Agassiz and how to prevent perpetuating his beliefs, then researched and suggested new names, voting on one per homeroom. Hannah Leone, chicagotribune.com, 26 Mar. 2021 One of the last teachers to see the boy was Amanda Toma, his homeroom teacher at Mountain View. oregonlive, 14 Apr. 2021 Stable groups of about 12 students would spend two days a week on campus in an advisory or homeroom classroom working online with noise-cancelling headphones, while the teacher would be conducting classes over Zoom. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2021 Kids will stay with their homeroom class and be assigned to outside zones. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of homeroom

1884, in the meaning defined above

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28 Jul 2021

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“Homeroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeroom. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of homeroom

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


home·​room | \ ˈhōm-ˌrüm How to pronounce homeroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Kids Definition of homeroom

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


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