Definition of homework in English:


Syllabification: home·work
Pronunciation: /ˈhōmˌwərk


  • 1Schoolwork that a student is required to do at home.
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    • Pupils can do their homework onscreen at school and file it electronically for marking.
    • A home learning project has encouraged them to help pupils with homework and attend workshops and meetings in school.
    • The payments of £40 are only handed out in return for such pupils agreeing to attend school and hand in homework.
  • 1.1Work or study done in preparation for a certain event or situation: he had evidently done his homework and read his predecessor’s reports
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    • We've done our homework, watched the tapes and hopefully prepared the squad as well as possible.
    • She went on to say, that had the Government done their homework properly things would have been very different.
    • When he did speak, he gave every appearance of having done his homework.
  • 1.2Paid work carried out in one’s own home, especially low-paid piecework.
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    • Please do not be mislead into thinking that you can find 'paid homework'.
    • Previously her energies went into raising her four children, two with special needs during which she took various part-time jobs and low-paid homework.

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