school·​work | \ ˈskül-ˌwərk How to pronounce schoolwork (audio) \

Definition of schoolwork

: lessons done in class or assigned to be done at home

Examples of schoolwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An 18-year-old at Josiah Quincy Upper School in the South End said the bathroom disorder — including overflowing trash barrels and the stench of menstrual blood — impede her ability to focus on schoolwork., "Eleven-year-old Louisiana vividly remembers sitting in her fourth-grade math class one afternoon two years ago, rocking back and forth and shaking one leg. She needed to distract her mind from her uncomfortably full bladder. It had been hours since she’d gone.," 8 Dec. 2019 Both of us had come from families who were too busy working to help us with schoolwork and too broke to pay for college. al, "Alabama Marine lost his leg in Iraq and his life to painkillers," 3 Oct. 2019 Amazon will be partnering with major education software providers that many schools use, such as Coursera and Canvas, to allow kids (and their parents) to keep up-to-date on schoolwork. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Amazon just introduced smart glasses, and countless other new ways to talk to Alexa," 25 Sep. 2019 While their bond was strengthening, the time away from home caused Michael's schoolwork to pile up. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "A broken femur shifted Michael Myers' goals from ATV racer to aspiring Formula One star," 16 Dec. 2019 In the evenings, Dee split his time among the youth drop-in centers, using the internet to get schoolwork done or throwing in a load of laundry. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Homeless but full of hope: One Louisville youth's 'fight to be connected'," 11 Dec. 2019 Director of player personnel Jay Smith played a key role in the transition, making sure Franz stayed on top of his schoolwork and everything else. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan's Franz Wagner, 'a Rain Man in basketball,' isn't your typical freshman," 17 Oct. 2019 Both of us had come from families who were too busy working to help us with schoolwork and too broke to pay for college. oregonlive, "From my husband’s ashes, I was able to build myself into something beautiful and new," 6 Oct. 2019 This has been a problem in a lot of areas of my life (mostly housework and previously, schoolwork). Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: When I say I don’t want to get married, they argue with me," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of schoolwork

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schoolwork was in 1846

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21 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Schoolwork.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of schoolwork

: work that is done in classes in a school or given to students to be done at home


school·​work | \ ˈskül-ˌwərk How to pronounce schoolwork (audio) \

Kids Definition of schoolwork

: lessons done at school or assigned to be done at home

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