prework

noun
pre·​work | \ˈprē-ˌwərk \
variants: or pre-work

Definition of prework 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: work done as preparation for some other activity : preliminary work assigned prework before the meeting For a two-hour call, you might realistically expect about an hour of prework. For a longer meeting, you can probably ask people to invest more time in preparation.— Nancy M. Settle-Murphy

prework

adjective
pre·​work | \ˌprē-ˈwərk, ˈprē-ˌwərk\
variants: or pre-work

Definition of prework (Entry 2 of 2)

: done or occurring before work in the prework hours a prework ritual of having coffee and watching the news

First Known Use of prework

Noun

1930, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1926, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prework

Statistics for prework

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for prework

The first known use of prework was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Comments on prework

What made you want to look up prework? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a private place of worship

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!