Definition of workshop in English:

workshop

noun

  • 1A room or building in which goods are manufactured or repaired.

    • ‘The classrooms have been turned into workshops where windows are repaired, restored and triple-glazed.’
    • ‘Giant disused workshops and factory buildings would be flattened to make way for new homes and business properties.’
    • ‘Railways' have only a meagre capacity for manufacturing wagons in their workshops.’
    • ‘On my way to work I walk past workshops, garages and building sites.’
    • ‘She also opened a body workshop to repair bikes and now has garages around the country that are approved by the company to carry out repairs.’
    • ‘Whilst this may be true for those sunken featured buildings used as workshops, recent reconstructions have shown this to be the wrong idea for houses.’
    • ‘This in itself was inconvenient as my van is also my workshop and materials store room.’
    • ‘The steel-and-concrete skeleton of the building has been repaired and the workshops have been gutted.’
    • ‘Its outbuildings have been converted to meeting rooms and workshops.’
    • ‘The money meant the group could set up a workshop to repair any broken furniture collected.’
    • ‘Units are mainly rented by car repair workshops and tradesmen.’
    • ‘The last time I had been here was to bring a watch from the shop up to the jewellery workshops for repair.’
    • ‘Most of it is devoted to offices, conservation workshops and a packing room.’
    • ‘At the back were unsightly old workshops and flat-roofed buildings.’
    • ‘Each store has a recycling workshop used to repair and refurbish donated items.’
    • ‘The class was supposed to clean up the workshop and store rooms.’
    • ‘With my mind made up, I turn around, and quickly run across the spacious living room towards my workshop.’
    • ‘It currently uses the quarry site to house vehicle repair workshops and store vehicles used for the film and television industry.’
    • ‘Gun shops and home workshops are rooms with sharp metal laying around, grinding dust in the air and concrete floors.’
    • ‘At the same time they were workshops for the manufacture of textiles, bedding, and other articles for first aid.’
    factory, works, plant
    workroom, studio, atelier
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  • 2A meeting at which a group of people engage in intensive discussion and activity on a particular subject or project.

    • ‘A fortnight ago she was in Barcelona for the weekend, on a British Council project, doing workshops and playing a show.’
    • ‘This downed my spirits a little, until a vibrant and enthusiastic woman burst into the room and began the workshop.’
    • ‘Several workshops focus on building self-confidence and escaping depression.’
    • ‘Talking of great expectations, I had my first workshop for The Smoking Room today.’
    • ‘This art became one of most discussed subjects in contemporary theatre workshops.’
    • ‘We don't need empowerment workshops or team building techniques.’
    • ‘Those who attend the conference will engage in a series of workshops and discussions that can contribute to the unity of our movement.’
    • ‘A series of workshops will be held building up to the festival in June.’
    • ‘There are a number of community capacity building workshops going on throughout the Halifax municipality.’
    • ‘In addition to working with almost 200 clients in the past two years, Hamill has held hundreds of business seminars and workshops on the subject.’
    • ‘About 200 sessions, mostly workshops and interview-style panel discussions, will be held on six themes.’
    • ‘We have surveyed nations, held training workshops, done pilot projects, and held conferences.’
    • ‘The workshop is an activist project in that it empowers the women and helps them get in touch with their creative potential.’
    • ‘Upstairs, the large rooms host workshops for local craft groups, with whom Chris has become friendly since he took up pottery three years ago.’
    • ‘The programme includes one-day meetings and workshops as well as activities to enhance links with external funding bodies and industry.’
    • ‘Meetings and workshops are underway to discuss how and if the event will be rehabilitated.’
    • ‘As part of their two weeks work, volunteers engage in discussion workshops dealing with the causes of poverty in third world countries.’
    • ‘The students had prepared projects for the various discussion workshops.’
    • ‘Activities will include workshops, small group discussions, good food.’
    • ‘The Network promotes the use of model organisms and intends to provide a forum for meetings, workshops and other activities.’
    study group, discussion group, seminar, class
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Present a performance of (a dramatic work), using intensive group discussion and improvisation in order to explore aspects of the production before formal staging.

    ‘the play was workshopped briefly at the Shaw Festival’
    • ‘On other occasions, students workshopped their final works online, without my input, benefiting from the workshopping skills and confidence they had learnt in their shared judgements.’
    • ‘He was workshopping an innovative movement performance with street people, the desperate and creative young.’
    • ‘The solo sections are composed, but designed to sound improvised, as does the drum section, which may have been workshopped between the composer and the drummer.’
    • ‘For a very long time I loved the idea of writing but did very little - I published a few stories, and workshopped myself into submission.’
    • ‘Apparently, the show has recently been workshopped; in more skilled hands, it might be worth another look.’
    • ‘After I gave them the first draft they very quickly set the original 10 songs and then we workshopped the story and realized where there were gaps.’
    • ‘These details will be workshopped with our trading partners so that each of us is clear on the details of the changes required.’
    • ‘Every week now we spent one hour workshopping the assigned exercises.’
    • ‘The actors conceived and workshopped their own monologues, creating a well integrated show despite the diverse subject matter.’
    • ‘The actors workshopped the script together, which helped result in the extraordinary performances that exist in the film.’
    • ‘The students not only workshopped their own performances but also took control of other aspects of the performance including lighting, sound, costume and promotion.’
    • ‘When we were workshopping the script, it came up many times.’
    • ‘Ideas flowed; several years later they were workshopping the show.’
    • ‘Only problem was, we were workshopping my piece and I was… well, distracted looking at him.’
    • ‘We workshopped it intensively, wrote and rewrote, worked and reworked the movement, the sound, the chant, the songs, the harmonies, the dance, the percussion.’
    • ‘The Listener called her up in Sydney, where she was workshopping a script.’
    • ‘The matter should be workshopped - with proper catering, of course.’
    • ‘Yet I am also becoming increasingly concerned about the removal of power from students when work is workshopped too early in writing workshops.’
    • ‘The centrepiece sequence, a celebratory family dinner interrupted by the arrival of the police and Vera's arrest, was workshopped before the actors playing her family knew what the film was about.’
    • ‘But they also hinted at a context beyond the borders of the song - you know, the way most workshopped short stories only pretend to.’

Pronunciation:

workshop

/ˈwərkˌSHäp/