school·​work ˈskül-ˌwərk How to pronounce schoolwork (audio)
: lessons done in class or assigned to be done at home

Examples of schoolwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new bill would additionally require that recipients of the program set rules limiting how much screen time students are assigned to partake in as a part of their schoolwork. Cristiano Lima, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 Most days, after finishing her schoolwork, Thandar Soe spent the afternoon cajoling someone to take her to the snack shops in town. Yan Naing, Washington Post, 7 Nov. 2023 Her parents had encouraged her to focus on her schoolwork. Robert Samuels, The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 2023 Miller, 21, described some Hillel members’ crying in hallways and struggling to focus on their schoolwork. Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 12 Oct. 2023 While serving an in-school suspension, the 17-year-old junior has been kept from his peers, forced to sit on a stool in a cubicle and made to complete schoolwork alone. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 24 Sep. 2023 Seven-year-old Delilah, formerly a star student, has become defiant and uninterested in completing her schoolwork. Lola Fadulu Kholood Eid, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Seventy-five percent are using generative A.I. to create art, images, and videos, 61% are using it for entertainment, 49% to get information, and 43% to help with schoolwork. Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 One Thursday morning in May, instead of sitting at a desk in her sixth grade classroom in the Oregon mountains, Khloe Warne sat at a table in her mother’s bakery, doing her schoolwork on a laptop and watching her favorite clips of anime. Claire Rush, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schoolwork was in 1846

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“Schoolwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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school·​work -ˌwərk How to pronounce schoolwork (audio)
: lessons done in classes at school or assigned to be done at home

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