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workshop

[wurk-shop]
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noun
  1. a room, group of rooms, or building in which work, especially mechanical work, is carried on.
  2. a seminar, discussion group, or the like, that emphasizes exchange of ideas and the demonstration and application of techniques, skills, etc.: a theater workshop; opera workshop.

Origin of workshop

First recorded in 1555–65; work + shop
Related formspost·work·shop, adjective
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  • The futility of argument was apparent, and he turned and left the workshop.

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    Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • But there was no occasion for his haste—no other ear than his had heard the sound within the workshop.

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  • With an expression of mild concern upon his face he entered the workshop.

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  • In the workshop Bududreen and his men had easily located the chest.

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  • His only thought was to hurry on and reach Jahan's workshop.


British Dictionary definitions for workshop

workshop

noun
  1. a room or building in which manufacturing or other forms of manual work are carried on
  2. a room in a private dwelling, school, etc, set aside for crafts
  3. a group of people engaged in study or work on a creative project or subjecta music workshop
verb
  1. (tr) to perform (a play) with no costumes, set, or musical accompaniment
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Word Origin and History for workshop

n.

1580s, from work (n.) + shop (n.). Meaning "gathering for study, etc.," is from 1937.

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