workplace

[ wurk-pleys ]
/ ˈwɜrkˈpleɪs /

noun

a person's place of employment.
any or all places where people are employed: a bill to set safety standards for the workplace.

Nearby words

  1. workmen's compensation,
  2. workmen's compensation insurance,
  3. workout,
  4. workpeople,
  5. workpiece,
  6. workprint,
  7. workroom,
  8. works,
  9. works council,
  10. works progress administration

Origin of workplace

First recorded in 1820–30; work + place

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British Dictionary definitions for workplace

workplace

/ (ˈwɜːkˌpleɪs) /

noun

a place, such as a factory or office, where people work
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Word Origin and History for workplace

workplace

n.

1828, from work (n.) + place (n.).

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