homework

noun home·work \ ˈhōm-ˌwərk \

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

  1. She started her algebra homework.

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First Known Use of homework

1662


HOMEWORK Defined for English Language Learners

homework

noun

Definition of homework for English Language Learners

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

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


HOMEWORK Defined for Kids

homework

noun home·work \ ˈhōm-ˌwərk \

Definition of homework for Students

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


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