work·​book ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce workbook (audio)
: a worker's manual
: a booklet outlining a course of study
: a record of work done
: a student's book of problems to be solved directly on the pages
: a single computer document that contains multiple associated spreadsheets

Examples of workbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But either due to his choices or the program’s idiosyncrasies, the album has an intriguingly unfinished feel, like a workbook left open. Jayson Greene, Pitchfork, 17 Oct. 2023 Kelly Cervantes talks about loss and navigating the highs and lows of grief with her new book, 'Normal Broken' Kelly Cervantes didn't necessarily set out to write a workbook on grief. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Don’t forget cultural immersion Unfortunately, many of us don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to grammar workbooks or hours-long language courses. Popular Science, 10 Aug. 2023 Turning Conflict Into Connection is an online course that is an hour long, broken down into eight parts, along with a workbook with supplementary exercises to complete. Shon Faye, Vogue, 17 Oct. 2023 The students were eventually given printouts of online worksheets and workbooks, but she was reprimanded because of the complaints, according to the lawsuit. Diana Dasrath, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2023 The students were eventually given workbooks and printouts of online worksheets, the suit says, but in response to the complaints the school’s former principal reprimanded Meeks. NBC news, 2 June 2023 Moore has given workbooks to teachers who ask their students to create models and write stories that are then sent back to the designers. Caitlin Gibson, Washington Post, 30 June 2023 Teens will love exploring their artistic talent with this workbook, which comes in a flower version and an animal version. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Time Traveler
The first known use of workbook was in 1766

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“Workbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


work·​book -ˌbu̇k How to pronounce workbook (audio)
: a book of problems or practice examples for a student to use as part of a course of study
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