workshop

A workshop is a place you go to work. If your mother enjoys carpentry, she might have a workshop in the basement where she can build furniture.

Workshops are for making and fixing things like wooden furniture, cars, or mysterious inventions. 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.

Definitions of workshop
  1. noun
    small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    synonyms: shop
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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
  2. noun
    a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving
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    type of:
    class, course, course of instruction, course of study
    education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
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