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.
Recent Examples of homework from the Web
The previous evening, after football practice ended a little before sunset, Raúl returned to Mexico and did homework before eating dinner.
Only these kids threw their homework, English papers and other schoolwork away, down a school stairwell, creating a blizzard of paper that left people on Twitter very jealous.
His furniture, toys, animals and homework come to life and reprimand him.
Of course, do your homework and look at the market and competition.
Heading to the polls after Sept. 1 might require a bit more homework, if Abbott signs HB 25 into law.
When the White Sox have wrapped up their daily game and the players depart the clubhouse, that's when Omar Narvaez breaks out his homework.
The solution: a little homework, and an adjustment in your deck height.
Yet, as Andersen notes, old-schoolers like Pierre Salinger don’t bother to do their homework about the Net, and they get burned.
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First Known Use of homework
HOMEWORK Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of homework for Students
: work (as school lessons) to be done at home
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