bak·​ery ˈbā-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce bakery (audio)
plural bakeries
: a place for baking or selling baked goods

Examples of bakery in a Sentence

They work at a bakery.
Recent Examples on the Web All biscuits contain high-quality, human-grade ingredients sourced locally from the Canadian bakery that makes them. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2023 And the last of the 130 bakeries in Gaza shut down operations because there is no fuel. NBC News, 16 Nov. 2023 None of Gaza’s bakeries have fuel or electricity to make bread, according to the U.N., which means that bags of wheat flour stocked in U.N. warehouses in Gaza cannot be put to use. Ghada Abdulfattah, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Nov. 2023 The agency, which also runs bakeries and clinics and provides financial aid, has been central to life in the Palestinian enclave for more than 70 years. Jared Malsin and Anas Baba, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 Otherwise, make a quick trip up to Bird Rock, and enjoy an almond croissant from Wayfarer Bread, a bakery that focuses on artisan loaves. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 In my opinion, a pretty sweet name for a bakery: • Frank Howard, the baseball player, has died. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 6 Nov. 2023 It is made of leftover yeast from local breweries and bakeries; requires a multiweek fermentation process; involves salt, and maybe onions and celery; and is an excellent source of vitamins. Natasha Frost Abigail Varney, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2023 People now spend about $6 on average for a beverage at cafes and bakeries, according to the cashier checkout system Toast. Emily Wright, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bakery was in 1598

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“Bakery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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bak·​ery ˈbā-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce bakery (audio)
plural bakeries
: a place where bread, cakes, and pastry are made or sold

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