work·​place | \ ˈwərk-ˌplās How to pronounce workplace (audio) \

Definition of workplace

: a place (such as a shop or factory) where work is done

Examples of workplace in a Sentence

Foul language will not be tolerated in the workplace.
Recent Examples on the Web In the winter, flu season will require stronger measures to prevent the spread of respiratory pathogens in the workplace. Scott Gottlieb And Caitlin Rivers, WSJ, "Want to Go Back to the Office? Don’t Wait on the CDC," 2 May 2021 But that doesn’t mean America will return to normalcy in the workplace with the flick of a wrist, especially as vaccine supply begins to overtake the demand for shots. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "T-shirts, bonuses, and paid time off: How companies are incentivizing workers to get a COVID vaccine as new guidance looms," 30 Apr. 2021 Ford is unique in its approach to a crucial business challenge in the workplace in 2021, said Melissa Bradley, a business professor at Georgetown University. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford's new racial equity director, Angela Henderson, tackles 'elephant in the room'," 29 Apr. 2021 Masks are also required in the workplace, schools and anywhere food is prepared or packaged. Alex Mann,, "As COVID mask guidance changes for outdoors, some things for Marylanders to consider," 29 Apr. 2021 In part, this willing worker shortage is due to lingering fears of catching COVID-19 in the workplace. John Phelan, Star Tribune, "A new unemployment problem: it pays too well," 27 Apr. 2021 The constant surveillance could make for a toxic workplace. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "CSI Houston: How a Texas lab has remade the science of forensics," 23 Apr. 2021 But the real world — and for many of us, the workplace — is calling., "Need some post-pandemic rejuvenation, stat? These spas have you covered," 22 Apr. 2021 Happy employees make for a productive workplace—but after a year of pandemic, the workforce has never struggled so much with mental health. Mark C. Perna, Forbes, "Think Your Employees Are Happy? You Might Want To Double-Check That," 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of workplace was in 1708

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4 May 2021

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“Workplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of workplace

: the office, factory, etc., where people work

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