work·​book | \ ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce workbook (audio) \

Definition of workbook

1 : a worker's manual
2 : a booklet outlining a course of study
3 : a record of work done
4 : a student's book of problems to be solved directly on the pages
5 : a single computer document that contains multiple associated spreadsheets

Examples of workbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the heels of the challenge’s success, Saad turned the 28-day challenge into a downloadable workbook. Elizabeth Gulino,, "“We Can’t Build Anti-Racism On Top Of Racism”: A Q&A With Layla F. Saad," 25 June 2020 Use one of the dozens of resources available to you (check out Showing Up for Racial Justice, Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy workbook, and this resource list to start). Nelini Stamp, Glamour, "Do Not Let Your Outrage Go to Waste. After Protests, Here's What Comes Next," 3 June 2020 Keep in mind that workbooks can cost more than online lessons, and delivery time could be slow during this current crisis. Katharine Hill, New York Times, "How to Home School During Coronavirus," 20 Mar. 2020 Customers started asking for math games, workbooks and flashcards when schools closed and parents became their children's de facto teachers. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's independent toy stores are staying in business through curbside pickup, loyal customers, lots of sidewalk chalk," 4 May 2020 Interested donors could go to the Piccolo Mondo website, and for $20 purchase an activity bag containing games, puzzles, workbooks, colored pencils and other similar, child-friendly things. oregonlive, "Hillsboro toy store owner hits on a winning solution to fight coronavirus, keep her store alive, and help children," 27 Apr. 2020 Like many districts, MPS initially distributed paper workbooks for students at its meal sites. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'A lot of wasted time': Milwaukee parents and advocates say MPS has been too slow to start virtual learning," 4 May 2020 Its website also has a student workbook available for download. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why the Anne Frank House Is Reimagining the Young Diarist as a Vlogger," 24 Apr. 2020 This is a monthly, 6 1/2-hour meeting with a workbook included, to enumerate and outline what to do, who to contact over a wide range of situations and how to get in touch with them. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: Friends’ constant medical talk is boring," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of workbook

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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11 Jul 2020

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“Workbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of workbook

: a book that contains problems or exercises and that students use to practice what they are learning in a class


work·​book | \ ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce workbook (audio) \

Kids Definition of workbook

: a book made up of a series of problems or practice examples for a student to use as part of a course of study

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