homework etymology

English word homework comes from English home, English work

Detailed word origin of homework

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
home English (eng) Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.. Of or pertaining to one’s dwelling or country; domestic; not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts. (Internet) The landing page of a website; the site's homepage.. (US, slang) Shortened form of homeboy.. (baseball) Home plate.. (board games) The ultimate point aimed at in a progress; the goal.. (by extension) The grave; the final rest; [...]
work English (eng) (countable) A fortification.. (countable) A literary, artistic, or intellectual production.. (heading) Product; the result of effort.. (heading, uncountable) Effort.. (heading, uncountable) Employment.. (mining) Ore before it is dressed.. (physics) A measure of energy expended in moving an object; most commonly, force times distance. No work is done if the object does not move.. (physics, [...]
homework English (eng) Preliminary or preparatory work, such as research.. Work that is done at home, especially school exercises assigned by a teacher.

Words with the same origin as homework

Descendants of work
inwrought weisure