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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And Chauncey Bailey, editor in chief of the Oakland Post who was shot in retaliation for coverage of the financial ties of a local bakery known for community activism in 2007. Caroline Simon, USA TODAY, "Capital Gazette shooting highlights the dangers facing today's journalists," 3 July 2018 In 2007, a newspaper reporter was killed in Oakland over his reporting on the financial ties of a bakery that was a hub for community activism. Ian Duncan,, "Fatal shooting of 5 at Capital Gazette marks rare attack on U.S. journalists," 29 June 2018 Sift expanded over the border this spring, as Young opened a Watch Hill outpost of the bakery on April 20. Leeanne Griffin,, "Mystic Sift Bake Shop's Adam Young Wins Food Network's 'Best Baker In America'," 19 June 2018 The shop carries an assortment of Troubadour bakery. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "South Milwaukee's Avenue Coffeehouse blends California vibes with Milwaukee brew," 13 June 2018 What's more: Their lemon-and-elderflower cake with buttercream icing was baked by Claire Ptak, of Violet bakery—an American, not a British, baker based in London. Jennifer Lance, Glamour, "All the Ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Breaking Royal Wedding Traditions," 19 May 2018 Pastry chef Claire Ptak, owner of London's Violet bakery, was chosen as the creator of the big dessert and has already started on the massive creation. Melissa Minton, Teen Vogue, "Sprinkles Cupcakes Is Creating Mini Versions of the Royal Wedding Cake," 15 May 2018 Among them: Zachary Golper of Brooklyn’s Bien Cuit bakery, who was up for Outstanding Baker, and the Soho brasserie Balthazar, which was vying for Outstanding Restaurant. Charles Passy, WSJ, "America’s Real Top Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton Wins Beard Award," 8 May 2018 While in Portland, Oreg., Morille snagged a Barbara Bush donut from a local bakery. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "The show goes on. 'Celebration of Reading' raises $2.4 million for Barbara Bush literacy foundation," 20 Apr. 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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