a room, group of rooms, or building in which work, especially mechanical work, is carried on.
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.

Nearby words

  1. works,
  2. works council,
  3. works progress administration,
  4. worksafe,
  5. worksheet,
  6. workshopper,
  7. workshy,
  8. worksite,
  9. worksop,
  10. workspace

Origin of workshop

First recorded in 1555–65; work + shop

Related formspost·work·shop, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for workshop

British Dictionary definitions for workshop



a room or building in which manufacturing or other forms of manual work are carried on
a room in a private dwelling, school, etc, set aside for crafts
a group of people engaged in study or work on a creative project or subjecta music workshop


(tr) to perform (a play) with no costumes, set, or musical accompaniment
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Word Origin and History for workshop



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

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