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

Cardamom are tiny seeds with a lemon-ginger taste, often used in bakeries, and are popular in Scandinavia. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "What are these?," 19 June 2018 Miller spent her time raising the couple’s six children, helping out in the bakery and also taking on various jobs, including one with Rogers & Hollands jewelers. Bob Goldsborough,, "Dawn Miller, longtime school board member in Mundelein, dies," 19 June 2018 European breads, pastries, and cakes are prepared in the on-site bakery, as are decadent treats like Persian love cakes and Portuguese custard tarts. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Breakfasts (and Brunches!) in Sydney," 13 Mar. 2018 Kristen Murray, Maurice Category: Outstanding Pastry Chef Description: A chef or baker who prepares breads, pastries, or desserts in a retail bakery, and who serves as a national standard-bearer of excellence., "James Beard Awards names 2018 semifinalists," 15 Feb. 2018 That all ended before Michael, 61, even stepped foot in the bakery. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "At North Beach’s Liguria Bakery, the Soracco family knows focaccia — and San Francisco," 12 Jan. 2018 One client who loved bread, for instance, requested an in-house bakery. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Pablo Escobar's Son Sebastián Marroquín Is Now An Architect Living And Designing In Argentina," 10 Feb. 2017 Philippe Rigollot Patisserie is the best bakery in town, and its pretty-in-pink tea room, Rose des Neiges, is a delight for breakfast or an afternoon tea. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 The Safeway remodels included expanded bakeries, meat departments and a delivery program for purchases on $49 or more. Kyle Arnold,, "Publix will buy, close Safeway stores in Altamonte Springs, two others in Florida," 28 June 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 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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