workshop

A workshop is a somewhere you go to work on something — something physical like a construction project or it could be something mental like working on your leadership skills.

Workshops are for making and fixing things, whether they're wooden furniture, cars, or mysterious inventions in your dad's basement workshop. A shorthand way to refer to a workshop is shop, as in the shop class offered in many high schools, which usually meets in a workshop. The noun workshop also means a course or meeting at which a work in progress — often a story, poem, or script — is discussed by a group of writers.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: workshop

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n
small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
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n
a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: workshop
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n small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done

Synonyms:
shop
Types:
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bindery
a workshop where books are bound
bookbindery
a bookbinder's workshop; a place for binding books
brickfield, brickyard
a place where bricks are made and sold
chop shop
a place where stolen cars are disassembled for their parts
dye-works
a workshop where dyeing is done
machine shop
workshop where metal is cut and shaped etc., by machine tools
pottery
a workshop where clayware is made
print shop, printing shop
a workplace where printing is done
saddlery
workshop where a saddler works
sheltered workshop
a workshop that offers jobs to members of the physically or developmentally disabled population
turnery
workshop where objects are made on a lathe
Type of:
work, workplace
a place where work is done
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n a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving

Type of:
class, course, course of instruction, course of study
education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
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