Homework



[hohm-wurk] /ˈhoʊmˌwɜrk/

noun
1.
schoolwork assigned to be done outside the classroom (distinguished from classwork).
2.
paid done at , as piecework.
3.
thorough preparatory study of a subject:
to do one’s homework for the next committee meeting.
/ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
school work done out of lessons, esp at home
2.
any preparatory study
3.
work done at home for pay
n.

1680s, “work done at home,” as opposed to work done in the shop or factory, from home (n.) + work (n.). In sense of “lessons studied at home,” it is attested from 1889.

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