work·shop | \ ˈwərk-ˌshäp \

Definition of workshop 

1 : a small establishment where manufacturing or handicrafts are carried on

2 : workroom

3 : a usually brief intensive educational program for a relatively small group of people that focuses especially on techniques and skills in a particular field

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Synonyms for workshop


factory, manufactory, mill, plant, shop, works

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Examples of workshop in a Sentence

He's in his workshop working on the lawnmower. a workshop for making high-end furniture

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Mask-making workshop for kids at library A free Mask Making Workshop for preschoolers to third-graders will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, presented by San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. Linda Mcintosh,, "Blue Star families honored," 13 July 2018 The Friendswood Public Library will present a free July 21 workshop for parents that will focus on the emotional and physical well-being of young people in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe High School. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood library to host coping workshop for parents and children in wake of Santa Fe," 5 July 2018 Home Depot: The home improvement store holds monthly workshops throughout the year geared to kids ages 5 to 12. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Summer fun! Keep the kids occupied with free and cheap activities," 25 June 2018 In addition to these committees and interviews, there will be ‘pop-up’ events, web surveys, open houses and workshops for the general-public in the coming months to help involve as many of our citizens as possible in this process. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Norcross seeking volunteers for committee openings," 5 June 2018 Projects in the pipeline include VR tours of cultural sites throughout Qatar, as well as workshops for teachers. Eoghan Macguire, CNN, "World Cup 2022: Meet the Qataris making the most of soccer's showcase," 3 June 2018 Three decades later, Hartford Empire Arts & Crafts moved into one building to run a workshop for children with special needs. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Demolition Begins On Vacant, Historic Properties In Hartford," 4 May 2018 The Heritage department and the Canada Council for the Arts will also commit $552,000 between them to training workshops for arts organizations to create and maintain healthy and respectful no-tolerance environments. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Canadian Officials Say Arts Orgs Must Be Harassment-Free to Get Funding," 27 Apr. 2018 Her project, completed last summer while a Cadette, included leading a six-week, twice-weekly healthy eating and lifestyle workshop for children living in a low-income housing community in Poway. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "Girl Scout honored by president for volunteerism," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of workshop

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of workshop was in 1556

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English Language Learners Definition of workshop

: a place where things are made or repaired

: a class or series of classes in which a small group of people learn the methods and skills used in doing something


work·shop | \ ˈwərk-ˌshäp \

Kids Definition of workshop

: a shop where work and especially skilled work is carried on

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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

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