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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Competitors who do not advance remain at the Cliburn and participate in master classes and workshops. Tim Diovanni, Dallas News, "Sweaty fingers, nerves and 6 a.m. Chopin: Behind the scenes at the Cliburn Junior in Dallas," 5 June 2019 The meditation industry—including studio classes, workshops, books, online courses and apps—is worth about $1.2 billion and growing, according to a 2017 estimate by Marketdata Enterprises. Hilary Potkewitz, WSJ, "Headspace vs. Calm: The Meditation Battle That’s Anything but Zen," 15 Dec. 2018 The area can host visits from experts, GED classes, workshops and summer camps. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Sneak peek: Renovated Burton Barr library set to reopen after flood damage," 13 June 2018 Attend this workshop to learn the best food choices for brain-power., "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 6 June 2019 Beauty retail giant Sephora closed its U.S. stores, distribution centers, call centers, and corporate office for an hour Wednesday morning while 16,000 employees took part in an inclusivity workshop. Patricia Madej,, "Sephora closed Wednesday morning for ‘inclusion workshops.’ Sound familiar?," 5 June 2019 This showcase is the culmination of a full-week summer camp for girls, trans, and gender-non-conforming youth ages 8 to 17 to learn an instrument, work on song creation and take part in fun and informative workshops. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Local music picks for Phoenix: Flotsam and Jetsam, Wade Cota, Joey DeFrancesco, DaDadoh," 5 June 2019 His office began hosting workshops to help educate the public on sealing and expunging the records for minor arrests. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "After four decades in office, Broward State Attorney Mike Satz won’t run for re-election," 4 June 2019 Tin House, which MacArthur and Win McCormack founded in 1999, will continue to publish books and facilitate its renowned workshop series., "Tin House magazine ends a 20-year run that helped make Portland’s literary reputation," 4 June 2019

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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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to take the place or position of

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