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 Stay tuned to our Instagram Stories to see our resident craftsman, Roy Berendsohn, give behind-the-scenes glimpses from his workshop and show you how his creation is coming along. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "What’s the Coolest Thing You Can Build Using 2x4s?," 2 Jan. 2020 The nonprofit also presents the popular Knowing Your Home educational workshops. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Ticket sales begin next week for Loving Lakewood: All-Stars fundraiser: A Place in the Sun," 30 Dec. 2019 Owner Kevin Mills said their goal is to attract interest in ActionCOACH through our educational workshops that are provided each month, which will likely be given through the Kingwood Library according to Mills. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: Health-focused eatery opens in Atascocita, El Tiempo plans Kingwood restaurant," 21 Dec. 2019 The board didn’t take public comments at its Wednesday workshop, but asked Steamboat Springs police Chief Cory Christensen to speak. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Steamboat Springs School District to hire consultant to investigate sexual misconduct allegations," 18 Dec. 2019 Her father, Prospero Fontana, trained her in his workshop in Bologna, in a Mannerist style. Deborah Solomon, New York Times, "Old Mistresses Turn Tables on Old Masters," 16 Dec. 2019 In Argentina, Facebook users are considering how their birth charts impact their emotional intelligence, with a Buenos Aires hospital even incorporating astrological personalities into its workshops for mental health patients. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Facebook taps data to predict likely 2020 trends kimchi, milk baths and 'plant parents'," 12 Dec. 2019 Visit Santa’s very own suite to check out his active toy workshop, write your own letter, decorate stockings, and have him read you a story. Judy Koutsky, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Snow-Filled Christmas Vacation Ideas," 3 Dec. 2019 Enjoy breakfast with Santa and visit his workshop and make a holiday gift. Shiela Johnson,, "North Carroll: ‘Holiday Happenings’ approaching, plus Santa breakfasts, Yuletide Village, more," 19 Nov. 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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6 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Workshop.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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