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

Definition of schoolwork

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

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According to official accounts, on the day of their disappearance the three students had been doing schoolwork in a house in Tonala, a Guadalajara suburb, associated with a major criminal figure. Patrick J. Mcdonnell,, "Three missing Mexican students were slain, their bodies dissolved in acid," 24 Apr. 2018 In the past, regulators have been wary about Comcast’s ownership of major entertainment channels as well as high-speed internet lines that consumers depend on for entertainment and other important tasks, such as schoolwork and applying for jobs. Meg James,, "Brian Roberts has been the force behind Comcast's growth. Now he's in the hunt for Fox," 10 June 2018 Computer for schoolwork and stuff, headphones, speakers and earbuds. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: Casey Newton and Louie Swisher on the 300th episode of Recode Decode," 2 Dec. 2018 Burt Ward as Robin and Adam West as Batman, with their Batmobile, in the 1960s television series, ‘Batman.’ Photo: (c) 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection My parents never had to crack the whip over schoolwork. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Real Estate Helped Burt Ward Become Batman’s Robin," 16 Oct. 2018 Garret remembers him as a good student who worked hard to balance football and schoolwork. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Meet hero teacher Jason Seaman, as only friends and family know him," 1 June 2018 When schoolwork began, Connor’s teacher Matt Souza began to erase the checks on Connor’s behavior chart with his sleeve., "Raising Connor," 4 May 2018 The fourth-grader had gotten upset when a teacher told him to make up some schoolwork during recess last Thursday. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Handcuffs and a psych exam for a 7-year-old? Schools do that too often, parents say. | Miami Herald," 2 Feb. 2018 Despite suffering from severe migraines, which landed him in the hospital during his freshman year, Jenkins stayed on top of his schoolwork. Isabella Gomez And Justin Lear, CNN, "He slept in homeless shelters as a kid. Now he's going to Harvard on a full ride," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of schoolwork

1846, in the meaning defined above

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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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