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

Definition of workshop

1 : a small establishment where manufacturing or handicrafts are carried on
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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Examples of workshop in a Sentence

He's in his workshop working on the lawnmower. a workshop for making high-end furniture
Recent Examples on the Web Short stories, poems, and essays are being accepted for the 2021 Winter Writing Contest, and a virtual creative writing workshop is coming up on Dec. 26. Gabriel Morley | Contributing Writer,, "Calling all writers: A workshop and a contest are happening at the Orleans Parish Library," 18 Dec. 2020 The Alliance was conducting a workshop with young men who’d lost relatives to gun violence in early December when the sessions suddenly came to a halt: Someone in the office had tested positive for the coronavirus. Washington Post, "In D.C., Black families reel from the pain of hundreds lost to covid-19 and killings," 30 Dec. 2020 December would have been the busiest time of the year for Liu Lei, who runs a small workshop with his wife in a Yiwu suburb making red envelopes for the Lunar New Year. Nectar Gan, CNN, "China turns off the lights in 'Christmas town' as officials race to meet energy targets," 25 Dec. 2020 Each day begins with a technology workshop and ends with a lecture on a different subject. San Diego Union-Tribune, "USD hosts biannual University of the Third Age session for older adults," 22 Dec. 2020 Harry Miller, now 21 years old, attended a workshop run by the U.K. NCA in 2017 after the then-teenager was suspended from school for hacking into a school software program. Catherine Stupp, WSJ, "Dutch Program Aims to Deter Young Hackers Before They Commit Crimes," 21 Dec. 2020 In late spring, with the restaurant’s fate still in the balance, Edwardsen attended a workshop for business owners hoping to transition to a cooperative model. Christina Tkacik,, "Can beloved Baltimore pizza place Joe Squared be a model for the flagging restaurant industry?," 9 Dec. 2020 She was asked by the district to present a workshop on work-life balance for the teachers heading into the 2020-2021 school year. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Avon Lake PTA reaches out to help school employees," 7 Dec. 2020 At the end of September, the California Energy Commission held a day-long workshop on indoor air quality and cooking to inform its triennial update to its building energy efficiency standards. Jonathan Mingle, Quartz, "Why experts are sounding the alarm about the hidden dangers of gas stoves," 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of workshop

1556, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Jan 2021

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“Workshop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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