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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 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 film.
    • country: United States of America
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Gay pornography
    • released on (16 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Homework

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Google previewParenting on the Go (2014)

Birth to Six, A to Z by David Elkind

HomeWork For many teachers, parents, and children, homework is a fighting Word. Some regard homework as all positive, reinforcing good Work habits, discipline, and responsibility. Others see it as all bad, as rote, meaningless, and as a ...

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, provides...

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

Google previewUsing Homework Assignments in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (2005)

by Nikolaos Kazantzis, Frank P. Deane, Kevin R. Ronan, Luciano L'Abate

Homework is a central feature of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), given its educational emphasis. This new text is a comprehensive guide for administering assignments.

Google previewCirque Du Freak #8: Allies of the Night (2007)

Book 8 in the Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan

But homework is the least of Darren's problems. Bodies are piling up. Time is running out. And the past is catching up with the hunters fast!

Google previewMaternity and Child Welfare (1920)

Homework is an attempt to reconcile the exigencies of industry with those of family life.

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 previewAdult Psychotherapy Homework Planner (2004)

by Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.

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

Google previewADHD Comorbidities (2009)

Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults by Thomas E. Brown

HOMEWORK INTERVENTIONS Homework is an important target for intervention among children with ADHD,

Second, homework is a natural means for promoting effective home–school collaboration because parents and teachers must ...

Google previewSchools and Religions (2007)

Imagining the Real by Julian Stern

Homework is an administrative nightmare of bits of paper and instructions and lists and mark books and deadlines.

Often enough, homework is a chance to do something distinctive and original, a chance to show off what you know about a ...

Google previewSourcebook of Occupational Rehabilitation (2013)

by Phyllis M. King

Homework is a critical portion of the cognitive and behavioral practice. It serves not only as an assessment of the patient's newly acquired abilities, but also as a mechanism for reinforcement and behavior change. Completion of graduated ...

Google previewHomework and Study Support (2013)

A Guide for Teachers and Parents by Julian Stern

'homework is a good thing';), the less able it is to have any effect. One strategy for avoiding these problems is to concentrate on ...

Google previewOn Leadership (2011)

Essential Principles for Business, Political, and Personal Success by Donald J. Palmisano

Lessons Learned • Homework is a necessary preparation for success and leadership. Use a variety of sources (starting with the Internet) to do as much homework as possible. • Observation and logical pursuit of the evidence lead to the truth.

Google previewDictionary of Psychotherapy (2014)

by Sue Walrond-Skinner

As withtaskscarried outwithinthe therapy session, a homework assignment is a technique used in the directive methods of psychotherapy:behaviour therapy; cognitive behaviour therapy; personalconstruct therapy; strategic therapy;and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Education (2009)

by Denis Hayes

See also: ability, higherlevel teaching assistant, home–school, infants, knowledge, learning, parental involvement, reading, reading records, spelling, teaching assistant, understanding Homework is, as the name suggests, work done by ...

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 ...

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Quotes about Homework

homework is insane, insane
its insane because your all over the place
homework can be insane, crazy, fun, fantastic
kids decide what you think of it (Rachel DerbornMaguire)
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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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