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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun homework:


Definition of Homework

What does Homework mean?


  1. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home)
    • examples: He helped me do my homework. | I'm finishing my homework. | I've finished my homework. | He helped me do my homework. | I have to do my homework. | Do your homework. | I'm doing my homework. | I am tired of homework. | Do your homework at once. | We have a lot of homework to do.
    • 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


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


Homework is a musical group.


  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.


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


  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: Drama, Comedy
    • 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 previewLearning at Home, PreK–3 (2009)

Homework Activities That Engage Children and Families by Ann C. Barbour

Related controversies surround homework and young children. Broadly speaking , homework is a teacher-assigned task that students are expected to complete outside of school hours. These tasks vary from school to school, from grade level  ...

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 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

A genius is just a talented person who does his homework. (Thomas Edison)
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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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