from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A room, area, or small establishment where manual or light industrial work is done.
  • noun An educational seminar or series of meetings emphasizing interaction and exchange of information among a usually small number of participants.
  • transitive verb To create or revise (a drama or literary work) based on suggestions or criticism from a group of collaborators.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shop or building where a workman, mechanic, or artificer, or a number of such, carry on their work; a place where any work or handicraft is carried on.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A shop where any manufacture or handiwork is carried on.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small room where things are manufactured, or light industrial work is done
  • noun A brief intensive course of education for a small group; emphasizes interaction and practical problem solving
  • noun An academic conference
  • verb transitive To help a playwright revise a draft of (a play) by rehearsing it with actors and critiquing the results.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a brief intensive course for a small group; emphasizes problem solving
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done


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