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Definition of the noun homework

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


  1. "Homework" is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released in January 1997 on Virgin Records. Homework '​s success brought worldwide attention to French house music. According to The Village Voice, the album revived house music and departed from the Eurodance formula. The duo produced the tracks without plans to release an album. After working on projects that were intended to be separate singles over five months, they considered the material good enough for an album.
  2. "Homework" is an album of previously unreleased demos by John Du Cann, with drum programming by Paul Hammond.
  3. "Homework" is a musical EP of The Suffragettes.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  4. "Homework" is a musical single of Screaming Urge.
    • released in (35 years ago)
  5. "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 (5 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 narrative documentary film written, directed and edited by Abbas Kiarostami.
  2. "Homework" is a 1991 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo.
    • also known as La Tarea
    • country: Mexico
    • language: Spanish Language
    • genres: Comedy, Drama
    • released on (23 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 (15 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 previewHelp! My Teacher Hates Me (1994)

by Meg F. Schneider

Homework is an important way for you to move through your grade's curriculum. You can't cover everything in...

Google previewTeaching Beneath His Wings (2012)

An Academic Memoir by Nancy Lorine Givens

Homework is an essential component in the educational process and classroom management. It is an extension of the...

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 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 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 ...

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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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