workshop

noun

work·​shop ˈwərk-ˌshäp How to pronounce workshop (audio)
1
: a small establishment where manufacturing or handicrafts are carried on
2
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

Example Sentences

He's in his workshop working on the lawnmower. a workshop for making high-end furniture
Recent Examples on the Web The announcement comes a day after a governance workshop with the district’s new superintendent, relatively new board president and three new board members who were seated following a historic recall. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 July 2022 Also, Miranda had never directed a major movie, and Garfield, who portrays Larson, had never sung in public before that first workshop. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 The workshop will be open from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22, with Santa visiting with one family at a time. Michelle Mullins, Chicago Tribune, 21 Oct. 2022 Thursday’s workshop will be fabric dyeing with Tara Ritacco. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 The photography workshop today was something that was unexpectedly really interesting to me. Ellen Dong, oregonlive, 1 Aug. 2022 The Vista Unified School District board met Thursday for a board equity workshop. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2022 Take one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles and head back down the street to the demonstration kitchen for an ice cream and whiskey workshop. Roger Sands, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 The next board meeting is scheduled for Oct. 27 with tentative plans for a workshop as well as a committee of the whole currently scheduled for Oct. 13. Alex Hulvalchick, Chicago Tribune, 26 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Workshop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workshop. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

workshop

noun

work·​shop ˈwərk-ˌshäp How to pronounce workshop (audio)
1
: a shop where manufacturing or the production of handicrafts is carried on
2
3
: a usually brief educational program for a small group of people that focuses especially on techniques and skills in a particular field

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