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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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 The Joy of Photographing Everyday Objects, an in-person workshop, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19., 9 Sep. 2021 Ideas, poetry and customs from all over. Paolo was the master of a workshop that included members of his family across several generations. Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 In his spare time, Claiborn teaches an urban gardening workshop and an after-school production camp that produces a collection of original children’s books. Gabrielle Bunton, The Courier-Journal, 10 Aug. 2021 From an early workshop at Playwrights Horizon to a rocky Off-Broadway run and difficult transfer to the Booth Theater on Broadway, the show was constantly in flux—and its cast and crew, frequently at odds. Marley Marius, Vogue, 5 Aug. 2021 This weekend there's an afternoon charcuterie-making workshop Saturday and a cover band rooftop concert Sunday. Madison Karas, Star Tribune, 18 July 2021 The store is also home to Salt Spray Soap Co, a local artisan skincare line, which has an in-house workshop. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 14 July 2021 As part of the AI City Challenge workshop, Garofolo showed a snippet of video from the ASAPS data of people fleeing the scene of a shooting, pairing that footage with mock tweets. Khari Johnson, Wired, 3 July 2021 That work and its impressive result can be further explored in an interactive virtual workshop. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 June 2021

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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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“Workshop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 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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