home·​school | \ ˈhōm-ˌskül How to pronounce homeschool (audio) \
homeschooled; homeschooling; homeschools

Definition of homeschool

intransitive verb

: to teach school subjects to one's children at home

transitive verb

: to teach (one's children) at home

Examples of homeschool in a Sentence

They homeschooled both their children. Parents who homeschool are meeting on Thursday.
Recent Examples on the Web The Jonas Brothers joked to Krasinski that this was their first time attending a prom, and Eilish, who has been homeschooled her whole life, also missed out on the tradition. Lydia Wang,, "Billie Eilish’s Socially Distant Prom Proves Nothing Will Be Normal For The Class Of 2020," 20 Apr. 2020 As all of the children are currently being homeschooled, Mero says being able to lock the door is crucial to avoiding constant cameos from his offspring. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Desus & Mero Adapt to Life in Quarantine," 7 Apr. 2020 According to Express, this will definitely be true of Prince William and Kate Middleton, who are busy homeschooling their children. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Why Kate Middleton and Prince William Won't Make Any More Royal Appearances Right Now," 27 Mar. 2020 Holland's children who were homeschooled until 8th or 9th grade have gone on to win academic scholarships, be socially intelligent and excel in general as kind human beings with impeccable character. Anna Canzano, oregonlive, "Anna Canzano: Homeschooling during the coronavirus," 16 Mar. 2020 Parents across the country are attempting to work from home while homeschooling and caring for their children full time. Liuba Grechen Shirley, Time, "If America Doesn't Invest in Childcare, Who Will Watch Our Kids When We Go Back to Work?," 23 Apr. 2020 What does this prohibition on homeschooling look like in practice? John Hirschauer, National Review, "A Harvard Law Professor’s Assault on Homeschooling — and Parenthood," 22 Apr. 2020 Some districts implemented homeschooling tactics such as preparing old-fashioned paper packets for parents to teach their children with. Dallas News, "International Leadership of Texas reinvents education for 19,500 students in one week," 20 Apr. 2020 Lots of students, teachers, and parents are getting used to the new normal of Zoom classes and homeschooling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rachel Yang,, "Matthew McConaughey, Kim Kardashian, and more celebs surprise students and teachers on Zoom," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of homeschool

1980, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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21 May 2020

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“Homeschool.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of homeschool

US : to teach your children at home instead of sending them to a school


home·​school | \ ˈhōm-ˌskül How to pronounce homeschool (audio) \
homeschooled; homeschooling

Kids Definition of homeschool

: to teach school subjects to at home She homeschools her third-grade son.

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