school·​work | \ˈskül-ˌwərk \

Definition of schoolwork 

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

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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 After a spring announcement, Acer has built the first Chrome OS tablet, the $329 Chromebook Tab 10, to give teachers and students a more flexible device to use for schoolwork both in and out of the classroom. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Acer Chromebook Tab 10 review: Chrome OS revives Google’s tablet future," 23 June 2018 Eagles coach Steve Addazio encouraged Brown to focus on his recovery and his schoolwork. Julian Benbow,, "BC quarterback Anthony Brown nearly ready after knee surgery," 4 July 2018 The threat of having to go to summer school was held over my head as both a carrot and a stick to stay on top of my schoolwork, grades and attitudes. Lynn Petrak,, "Petrak: Summer is here, but that doesn't mean school is out," 23 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 \

Kids Definition of schoolwork

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

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