homework

noun
home·​work | \ ˈhōm-ˌwərk How to pronounce homework (audio) \

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 in a Sentence

She started her algebra homework.

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Schools sometimes borrow the hotspots for their students, or families will get the devices so the kids can get some homework done. Kim Komando, Fox News, "11 amazing perks you get from your local library you never knew before now," 25 Aug. 2018 Do some homework on your contractor A scam contractor will likely attempt to dodge questions about accreditation, references or past work. Scott Muska, The Courier-Journal, "Don’t get ripped off on roofing work after a major storm," 19 Apr. 2018 Yet Copper still believes students younger than 6th grade should receive homework. Jackie Frere, Redbook, "Is Homework Bad for Kids?," 13 Mar. 2018 There may be homework assignments, check-ins with your coach, and some coaches provide mental health counseling geared towards understanding your ADHD, too. Gia Miller, SELF, "Hiring a Coach for My ADHD Transformed My Life and Productivity," 27 Mar. 2019 And everyone did not leave empty-handed; the copy of Robin Morgan’s Sisterhood is Forever left on each chair was later revealed to be the program’s first homework assignment, a powerful read for all. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, "Dior Celebrates the Newest Members of Its Women@Dior Program," 16 Mar. 2019 Who’s been hiding in my closet!’ The scene was Theo [Malcolm-Jamal Warner] not having done his homework properly, and his room was a mess, and Clair was exasperated. John Jurgensen, WSJ, "Phylicia Rashad Is Everybody’s Mom," 17 Feb. 2019 As with any beauty treatment, always do your homework. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "What is Eyebrow Tinting, Anyway?," 1 Feb. 2019 This year, Kate might have to help George with his homework. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Was Spotted Back-to-School Shopping with Prince George and Princess Charlotte," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of homework

1662, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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homework

noun

English Language Learners Definition of homework

: work that a student is given to do at home
: research or reading done in order to prepare for something

homework

noun
home·​work | \ ˈhōm-ˌwərk How to pronounce homework (audio) \

Kids Definition of homework

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

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