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 Even with all the enormous gains women have made in the workplace, this kind of stuff keeps right on happening. Anne Fisher, Fortune, "3 strategies women can use to make sure their ideas are heard at work," 11 Feb. 2020 The impact on biotechs so far appears to be minor, in part because the restrictions — including travel bans and workplace closures — coincided with the Lunar New Year, when many businesses expect employees to be away from work anyway. Kate Sheridan, STAT, "U.S. biotechs fear the coronavirus outbreak will delay their China-based research," 11 Feb. 2020 This incentive pays off in social capital in the workplace, Gabriel notes, which becomes its own engine for further rewards. Lila Maclellan, Quartz at Work, "The healthiest way to make friends at work," 7 Feb. 2020 How has your workplace culture changed over the past decade? Melodie Smith, cleveland, "Share your (un)acceptable workplace attire stories and coronavirus concerns: Calling All Readers," 1 Feb. 2020 When Hasson was arrested, agents found hundreds of pills of the opioid Tramadol in his backpack, workplace, and home, the statement said. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "Coast Guard officer accused of drafting hit list of politicians and media figures sentenced to more than 13 years in prison," 31 Jan. 2020 While many companies are asking employees to stay home for two weeks after returning from China, Mr. Mavity said that isn’t feasible at some workplaces, such as hotels, where employees must be physically present to do their jobs. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "Global Corporate Giants Limit China Travel in Response to Coronavirus," 29 Jan. 2020 Only 4% of fans would walk from their homes or workplaces, which is supposed to be one of the attractions of a downtown ballpark. Phil Matier,, "For all the talk of a pedestrian-friendly new A’s stadium, fans expected to drive," 26 Jan. 2020 The Times spoke with nine women who said that Mr. Helmer made advances toward them in the workplace, and with other employees who were aware of this behavior. New York Times, "He Left a Museum After Women Complained; His Next Job Was Bigger," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of workplace

1708, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Workplace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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

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