bak·​ery | \ ˈbā-k(ə-)rē \
plural bakeries

Definition of bakery

: a place for baking or selling baked goods

Examples of bakery in a Sentence

They work at a bakery.

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The Village is designed to look and function like a small town, albeit one where the sodas are small-batch draft, the bakery is gluten-free, and there’s a space for the annual 60-foot Christmas tree. Christina Binkley, WSJ, "The Man Who Could Save Retail," 17 Sep. 2018 Chewy, crackly rice flour French bread comes from a French-Vietnamese bakery in Chicago. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "A ramen and banh mi shop is coming to Fountain Square," 4 Apr. 2018 But what happens if a bill from a supplier comes due while the wholesaler is still waiting on payments from bakeries? Klint Finley, WIRED, "Fundbox Wants to Be PayPal for Small Businesses," 14 Mar. 2018 For breakfast, head to the largest cafe, at the bakery and roastery on Magasinsgatan (not to be confused with the Vallgatan cafe, right across the courtyard). Ingrid K. Williams, New York Times, "36 Hours in Gothenburg, Sweden," 10 May 2018 Many people across the country’s impoverished cities queue for hours to buy bread at bakeries while others spend nights at gas stations to buy gas, activists said. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "Sudan’s Deadly Protests Pressure President’s Three-Decade Rule," 28 Dec. 2018 In 2014, Gray brought Serrao, whose family owned bakeries in Barbados and who had attended culinary school in Piedmont, Italy, into the fold. Howie Kahn, WSJ, "Ghetto Gastro Opens Labyrinth 1.1, Their New HQ in the Bronx," 7 Jan. 2019 The finest artisanal lebkuchen bakeries in Nuremberg boast close to 40 percent nut content, and so does Leckerlee. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Germany’s Favorite Holiday Treat Has Finally Arrived in New York," 19 Nov. 2018 Most of us don’t need an excuse to swing by the bakery in the morning and grab one or two or a baker’s dozen of the tasty treats, which have negative nutritional value but are still a great way to start the day. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Where to find deals and freebies on National Donut Day in Louisville," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of bakery

1758, in the meaning defined above

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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 , ˈbā-krē\
plural bakeries

Kids Definition of bakery

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

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