workshop

noun
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

Synonyms

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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Indeed, King Henry’s Walk Garden works with non-profit the Garden Classroom to teach schoolchildren about the natural world, as well as run workshops on drama and literacy in the garden. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Steps Out in a Casual Look this Morning to Visit a Community Garden," 15 Jan. 2019 For the 20th year in a row, the sprawling Bronx gardens hosted more than 500 guests in support of the institution’s children’s education program, which offers youth-centric workshops on plant sciences, nutrition, gardening, and more. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The New York Botanical Garden Hosts Its 20th Annual Winter Wonderland Ball," 17 Dec. 2018 But Arles’s arts scene is thriving again with LUMA Arles, a vast, 20-acre arts complex built with warehouses turned exhibition spaces, a bio-design workshop, and a canteen-style restaurant. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Next Great Food Scene, Beach Town, and More: The 2019 Trends We're Calling Now," 18 Dec. 2018 Most of the workshops and classes are free, and for ticketed events, reservations can be made online. Gigi Engle, SELF, "6 Real Classes You Can Take to Get Better at Sex," 27 Nov. 2018 Community workshops and talks will discuss using art for emotional healing. Kelli Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "Parkland shooting survivors win Children’s Peace Prize," 20 Nov. 2018 After welcoming participants to the workshop Wednesday night, you were banished from the auditorium at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Maria L. La Ganga, idahostatesman, "Memo to Mayor Bieter: Your growth-roundtable participants love Boise, not City Hall," 21 June 2018 Among the attendees was Charles Steele Jr., who went to a workshop as a teenager in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and is now president of the SCLC. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Dorothy Cotton, civil rights leader and confidante to Martin Luther King Jr., dies at 88," 12 June 2018 Last year, state officials showed signs of warming to BDAs after the council invited them to a workshop. Ben Goldfarb, Science | AAAS, "Beaver dams without beavers? Artificial logjams are a popular but controversial restoration tool," 7 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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workshop

noun

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

workshop

noun
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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