Meaning of homework

home•work

Pronunciation: (hōm'wûrk"), [key]
— n.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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