work·​place ˈwərk-ˌplās How to pronounce workplace (audio)
plural workplaces
: a place (such as an office, shop, or factory) where people work
a safe and welcoming workplace
… was passionate about creating more diversity in the workplaceKate Briquelet and Noah Kirsch
often used before another noun
workplace culture
workplace policies
a healthy workplace environment
compare worksite

Examples of workplace in a Sentence

Foul language will not be tolerated in the workplace.
Recent Examples on the Web The last disruption was in 1999, when crew members won the right to establish a collective agreement (called Convention Collective) that sets minimum wages, along with other workplace and working conditions gains. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 1 Dec. 2023 This study reveals critical components of high-performing online gaming teams that, if applied to the workplace, can have the same high-performance impact. Sheila Callaham, Forbes, 30 Nov. 2023 And some employers are hoping their younger staff members will share their trendy workplaces on social media. Megan Ditrolio, New York Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Recent Delaware cases have invoked director-oversight duties to promote worker or product safety, but only as a means of maximizing shareholder value given that toxic workplaces or products hurt shareholders. WSJ, 28 Nov. 2023 Later on, federal child-labor laws (which indisputably benefited children) and measures that enabled older adults to retire made the workplace more age-stratified. Annie Midori Atherton, The Atlantic, 28 Nov. 2023 However, just 4% of HR representatives whose companies have introduced new policies to get employees back to the workplace say that higher compensation is among them. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, Fortune, 27 Nov. 2023 Many people could not work from home and became infected in crowded workplace settings such as factories. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Fair pay and a healthy work-life balance are some of the most popular qualities of the 25 workplaces included in this year’s Fortune World’s Best Workplaces list. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of workplace was in 1708

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Cite this Entry

“Workplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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