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homework

[ hohm-wurk ]
/ ˈhoʊmˌwɜrk /
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noun

schoolwork assigned to be done outside the classroom (distinguished from classwork).
a single assignment of such schoolwork: Homeworks are due at the beginning of class.
paid work done at home, as piecework.
thorough preparatory study of a subject: to do one's homework for the next committee meeting.

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Origin of homework

First recorded in 1675–85; home + work
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British Dictionary definitions for homework

homework
/ (ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk) /

noun

school work done out of lessons, esp at home
any preparatory study
work done at home for pay
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with homework

homework

see do one's homework.

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