homework homework n. 1. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home).

Syn: prep, preparation. [WordNet 1.5]

2. Hence: [fig.] Studies or other preparatory work done prior to some activity; -- usually used of preparations for activities of significance or consequence for the performer; as, the candidate didn't do her homework well and was outclassed in the debate. [PJC]

3. Paid work done at home, especially piecework. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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