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 The Biggby Coffee menu features hot and iced coffees, lattes, teas, tea lattes, hot chocolates, smoothies, freezes, and breakfast items, such as, bagels and bakery. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These Milwaukee entrepreneurs plan to bring the Milwaukee area's first Biggby Coffee to Franklin," 5 Aug. 2020 Monica's lemon cake is being raffled off by the bakery to raise funds and help their cause. Stephanie Petit,, "Meghan Markle's Go-To Bakery Celebrates Her Birthday with Cake — and a Never-Before-Seen Photo!," 4 Aug. 2020 The Morels recently bought a second 2,400-square-foot space in the same industrial strip as their bakery to better accommodate their shipping operations. Dan Greene, Star Tribune, "A cookie bakery tailor-made for COVID times," 2 Aug. 2020 Before the coronavirus began impacting daily life more than four months ago, the bakery was self-serve. Dallas News, "Dallas officials distribute masks, gloves to businesses in area with county’s highest COVID-19 cases," 29 July 2020 After Beirut went into lockdown in March, Walid Ataya returned to his bakery, pizzeria and wine room each morning, perching on a stool at the sidewalk bar to maintain an outpost of commerce and consider his next moves. Adam Geller, The Denver Post, "Small businesses worldwide fight for survival amid pandemic," 14 July 2020 The hotel has also quickly become a popular dining spot for locals and guests alike, thanks in large part to its wonderful bakery, which does incredible breads, pastries, and viennoiserie. John Wogan, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 20 Resort Hotels in Hawaii," 8 July 2020 In another example of going with the flow amid the coronavirus, Schmidt cited her local bakery in San Francisco. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Small business owners shouldn’t stop innovating during the pandemic," 25 June 2020 Sonoma County, where your bakery was located, has since eased restrictions on doing business. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "A small business survived wildfires and floods — then COVID-19 happened," 11 June 2020

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First Known Use of bakery

1758, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bakery was in 1758

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12 Aug 2020

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“Bakery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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