bak·​ery | \ ˈbā-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce bakery (audio) \
plural bakeries

Definition of bakery

: a place for baking or selling baked goods

Examples of bakery in a Sentence

They work at a bakery.
Recent Examples on the Web So far, the research team has identified a bakery, an administrative district and a residential area, as well as scarab beetle amulets, pottery and other everyday items. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Archaeologists in Egypt Discover 3,000-Year-Old ‘Lost Golden City’," 9 Apr. 2021 The southern part of the city includes a bakery, ovens and storage pottery while the northern part, most of which remain under the sands, comprises administrative and residential districts, the ministry added. Hatem Maher, ABC News, "3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City' unearthed in Egypt's Luxor," 8 Apr. 2021 However, Harris has been spotted in a Chicago bakery, spent Easter weekend in her California home, met with California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and traveled to Connecticut to speak with a Boys and Girls Club. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "Kamala Harris hasn’t visited border since being named migration point person," 7 Apr. 2021 Flora, in contrast, grew up in an apartment above a bakery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, with a single mom who dreamed of an acting career but ended up working as a hotel telephone operator. Heller Mcalpin, The Christian Science Monitor, "Marriages of long standing are tested in quiet, contained ‘Good Company’," 5 Apr. 2021 Iris Franco runs a bakery at home and delivers the bread on a bike. Amy Taxin, Star Tribune, "Immigrants with temporary status have grown deep roots in US," 2 Apr. 2021 Roggenart is a new bakery, bistro and cafe that just opened, at 9535 Baltimore National Pike. Janet Kusterer,, "Signs of spring blooming in Ellicott City as Main Street Marketplace kicks off | MOSTLY MAIN," 1 Apr. 2021 This year, as Jews around the world prepare for Passover, which observes their ancestors’ exodus from ancient Egypt, Meir, now 21, helped start a bakery behind his family’s Borough Park home. New York Times, "A Family’s Passover Tradition: Making Matzo in Their Backyard," 26 Mar. 2021 Marla — a popular bakery that recently moved from San Francisco to Windsor — is offering a five-course meal kit ($100) that feeds two. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, "10 Bay Area restaurants celebrating Passover, from matzo ball soup to multi-course feasts," 23 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of bakery

1598, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2021

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“Bakery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bakery

: a place where bread, cakes, cookies, and other baked foods are made or sold


bak·​ery | \ ˈbā-kə-rē How to pronounce bakery (audio) , ˈbā-krē \
plural bakeries

Kids Definition of bakery

: a place where bread, cakes, and pastry are made or sold

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