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Definition of the noun homework

What does homework mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: homeworks

  1. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
    • examples: I'm too lazy to do my homework. | You need not have helped my son with his homework. | You have just done your homework. | You must get this homework finished by the day after tomorrow. | You must do your homework at once. | I will wait until you have finished your homework. | I have already done my homework. | They hate him because he gives them a mountain of homework. | As a rule, our English teacher gives a lot of homework. | I have to do my homework instead of going out.
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of homework: prep / preparation
    • more generic terms: school assignment / schoolwork = a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher
    • part of: didactics / education / educational activity / instruction / pedagogy / teaching = the activities of educating or instructing

Alternative definition of the noun homework


  1. Work that is done at home, especially school exercises set by a teacher.
  2. Preliminary or preparatory work, such as research.

Specialised definition of the noun homework

Glossary of sports

assignment for completion outside the formal instructional setting to provide extra time, practice, and opportunity to develop age-appropriate cognitive, fitness, and motor development (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)


  1. Homework is a Scottish band.
  2. Homework is a musical group.
    • albums: "I Got One / Fissa Tune (Remixes)", "Rally Racquet Club", "Hudson Square"
    • official website:


  1. "Homework" is the debut studio album released by French electronic music duo Daft Punk in January 20, 1997. Considered a blend of house, techno, acid, funk and occasionally hip-hop, its success brought worldwide attention to French progressive house music and incited interest in French touch music, as several touch artists gained influence from Homework's style. According to The Village Voice, the album revived house music and broke free from the "Euro[dance] formula".
  2. "Homework" is an album of previously unreleased demos by John Du Cann, with drum programming by Paul Hammond.
  3. "Homework" is a musical single of Screaming Urge.
    • released in (34 years ago)
  4. "Homework" is Hardstyle DJ Andrew Townsend 3rd studio album. It features his single "Warning" for the first time on any of his studio albums.
    • genre: House music
    • released on (4 years ago)


"Homework" is a book by Margot Livesey & Suneeta Peres da Costa.

  • genres: Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • subject: Espionage
  • copyright: 1999


  1. "Homework" is a 1989 Iranian film directed by Abbas Kiarostami.
  2. "Homework" is a 1990 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo.
    • country: Mexico
    • genres: Comedy, Drama
    • released on (22 years ago)
    • award: - Ariel Award for Best Actor nomination for José Alonso
  3. "Homework" is a film.
  4. "Homework" is a 2004 drama film written and directed by Kevin Asher Green.
  5. Homework is a tv program.
  6. "Homework" is a film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (14 years ago)


Homework is a short story written by Helen Simpson and was published in 2007.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Homework

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Google previewAdult Psychotherapy Homework Planner (2011)

by Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

Homework is an extension of the treatment process, provides continuity, and allows the client to work between sessions...

Google previewHandbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement (2007)

by Herbert J. Walberg

Homework is a primary point of interface between the school and the home, and parents are best able to support the school's...

Google previewRelationship Dysfunction (2006)

A Practitioner's Guide to Comparative Treatments by Frank M. Dattilio, Louis Bevilacqua

Homework is a very important aspect of IRT. Jan and Mike will not improve if they only engage in this work an hour per week. The treatment will have to become a way of life to be successful, and to do that, it has to become habit.

Google previewFamily Therapy (2010)

Models and Techniques by Mikal Nazir Rasheed

Homework is a general term used to denote any assignment, task, or activity the family therapist asks the family members to accomplish between sessions. The homework may involve the entire family, or different family members ...

Google previewAdolescent Psychotherapy Homework Planner II (2004)

by Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr., L. Mark Peterson, William P. McInnis

Homework is an extension of the treatment process, provides continuity, and allows the client to work between sessions...

Google previewCognitive Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work Practice (2006)

by Arthur Freeman EdD, ABPP

Homework is an essential component of CBT treatment. It develops the skills taught in session,

Homework is a tool used in therapy to gain insight and discover what is helpful. It can be helpful to begin an assignment in session ...

Google previewEnglish Language and Composition (2005)

by Maureen Lindner

Today, concern about homework is again in the forefront. This argument over homework is a familiar part of the nation's ongoing debate over education. Like everything else in our society, trends come and go. One generation of educators ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Curriculum Studies (2010)

by Craig Kridel

Homework is defined as the tasks assigned by school teachers to be carried out by the students during nonschool hours. Homework is usually given to enhance learning by practicing or enforcing skills. Some homework assignments aim to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2012)

by Roger J. R. Levesque

LEVESQUE Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA The term “ homework” typically refers to the activities or assignments that teachers and educators assign to students, and which they intend for students to complete outside of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

Homework assignments are tasks that clients in counseling and psychotherapy work on between treatment sessions. Examples include having a depressed client do one rewarding activity a day, having a couple practice active listening skills ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History (2013)

by Melvyn Dubofsky

Paul Krause HOMEWORK Homework, or manufacturing in family residences, first became common in the shoe and textile industries. It characterized garment production in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and reemerged in the late ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Education (2009)

by Denis Hayes

HOMEWORK Sources, Homeschooling, on-line at http:// Ivatts, A. (2006) The Situation Regarding Current Policy, Provision and Practice in Elective Home Education for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012)

By then, however, urban homework in the garment industry dwarfed its rural cousin. In Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia, home employment in the needle trades came to be known as the “sweating” system, as women and children in ...

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Quotes about Homework

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. (Doug Larson)
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Scrabble value of H4O1M3E1W4O1R1K5

The value of this 8-letter word is 20 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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