home work

homework

[hohm-wurk]
noun
1.
schoolwork assigned to be done outside the classroom (distinguished from classwork ).
2.
paid work done at home, as piecework.
3.
thorough preparatory study of a subject: to do one's homework for the next committee meeting.

Origin:
1675–85; home + work

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homework (ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk)
 
n
1.  school work done out of lessons, esp at home
2.  any preparatory study
3.  work done at home for pay

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homework
1683, "work done at home," as opposed to work done in the shop or factory; in sense of "lessons studied at home," it is attested from 1889.
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