work·​shop | \ ˈwərk-ˌshäp How to pronounce workshop (audio) \

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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Their findings, which include a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, are located at the vast Saqqara necropolis part of the Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fox News, "Archaeologists in Egypt discover ancient mummification workshop," 2 Oct. 2018 The association, which grew quickly, established standards for the training and credentialing of professionals in the field and began holding workshops and an annual conference. New York Times, "Patricia Schiller, a Sex-Education Pioneer, Dies at 104," 11 July 2018 Safety measures at fireworks workshops and markets have been a matter of constant debate in Mexico. Time, "Fireworks Explosion Kills 24 People, Injures 49 Near Mexico City," 6 July 2018 According to the Associated Press, the 2017 festival drew more than 470,000 to its nightly concert series inside the Superdome and free workshops and entertainment at New Orleans’ convention center. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump hosts Montana rally, Ronda Rousey makes history: 5 things you need to know Thursday," 5 July 2018 The national community is expansive but tight-knit, often connecting through workshops and festivals via Facebook. Savannah Eadens,, "Windy City Tango Festival brings world-champion dancers to Lakeview this weekend," 5 July 2018 With over 120 registered seniors, the club offers everything from bingo, making crafts, sewing, crocheting, exercise classes, day and out-of-town trips as well as different workshops and seminars. Jennifer Shapiro-sacks,, "Pompey Park club provides free lunch for seniors," 29 June 2018 The paleontologist will lead a workshop and participants can paint replicas of dinosaur teeth to take home. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Best kids things to do in Phoenix in July: Splash pad parties, shark feeds and free fun," 28 June 2018 Explore the blueprint room to relive some of the show’s most exciting moments, test your hypothesis in the workshop and catch a live demonstration onstage on the demo stage, with multiple shows throughout the day. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Museums offers family-friendly activities this summer," 27 June 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 How to pronounce workshop (audio) \

Kids Definition of workshop

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

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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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