workshop Definition

  • 1a room or building where goods are manufactured or repaired
  • 2a meeting at which a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project

Using workshop: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "workshop" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The carpenter has a workshop in his backyard.

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    The company's new workshop is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery.

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    The workshop on climate change was attended by experts from around the world.

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    The writing workshop helped me improve my storytelling skills.

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    The workshop on public speaking was very informative and engaging.

workshop Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using workshop

  • a well-oiled workshop

    a smoothly functioning organization or system


    The company's production line is a well-oiled workshop, with every employee working efficiently and effectively.

  • to take something from the theoretical or experimental stage to practical application


    The scientists were excited to take their new invention out of the workshop and into the world.

  • a place where creativity and imagination are fostered and developed


    The art studio is a workshop of the mind, where artists can explore new techniques and ideas.

Phrases with workshop

  • a place where new and innovative ideas are generated and developed


    The university's research center is a workshop of ideas for students and faculty alike.

  • a book or guide that provides instructions on how to repair or maintain a particular machine or device


    The workshop manual for the car was very helpful in fixing the engine problem.

  • a person who leads or facilitates a workshop or seminar


    The workshop leader provided valuable insights and guidance to the participants.

Origins of workshop

from Middle English 'werkshop', meaning 'a place where work is done'


Summary: workshop in Brief

A 'workshop' [ˈwɜːrkʃɒp] is a place where goods are manufactured or repaired, or a meeting where a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project. It can refer to physical spaces like a carpenter's workshop or a factory, or to intellectual spaces like a writing workshop or a seminar. Phrases like 'workshop of ideas' and idioms like 'a well-oiled workshop' extend the concept of a workshop to include creative and organizational contexts.

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