1. [syn: homework, prep, preparation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
homework \homework\ n.
1. preparatory school work done outside school (especially at
Syn: prep, preparation.
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.
3. Paid work done at home, especially piecework.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: preparatory school work done outside school (especially at
home) [syn: homework, prep, preparation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
47 Moby Thesaurus words for "homework":
assignment, busywork, chalk talk, chare, charge, chore, commission,
discourse, disquisition, duty, errand, exercise, exposition,
fish to fry, harangue, homily, instruction, job, job of work,
labor, lecture, lecture-demonstration, lesson, make-work,
matters in hand, mission, moral, moral lesson, morality,
moralization, object lesson, odd job, piece of work, preachment,
project, recital, recitation, sermon, service, set task,
skull session, stint, talk, task, teaching, things to do, work