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

Once the Osage Mercantile, Ree Drummond has transformed the historic building into a vibrant shop, bakery, and restaurant. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "See What The Pioneer Woman Mercantile Looked Like Over 100 Years Ago," 7 June 2019 The kitchen, complete with a German-style oven, will serve up classic European bakery and bistro items with a Latin-American twist, according to Kloepperpieper. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Mexico-based Panem Bakery and Bistro to open first U.S. location in Houston," 4 June 2019 Antonio Bachour, one of the best pastry chefs in Miami — and, oh yes, and one of the best the world — is opening a new bakery and restaurant in Downtown Doral. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "One of Miami’s best pastry chefs is coming to Downtown Doral," 4 June 2019 Pro-social bakeries and restaurants are popping up across the nation with the purpose of employing people in need of a second chance. Jane Mosbacher Morris, Marie Claire, "5 Easy Ways to Use Your Wallet to Create Real Change," 31 Jan. 2019 Outside, along the main building, are three greenhouses, which serve as a test kitchen, bakery, and garden. Mary Holland, Condé Nast Traveler, "What It's Like to Eat at Noma, One of the World’s Most Famous Restaurants," 21 Dec. 2018 Movie theaters are especially popular on Friday afternoon, while bakeries and liquor stores spike in the run-up to the holiday as people stock up for Thanksgiving dinner. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Google’s Thanksgiving report can help you avoid traffic and crowds," 15 Nov. 2018 The store recently teamed up with Italian baker Rocco Princi to launch a bakery, and New Yorkers will soon be able to see (and taste) the fruits of their labor. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Opens Princi Bakery in New York City," 18 Oct. 2018 Bob’s Well Bread, an artisanal bakery and cafe in the Santa Ynez Valley, is an idyllic rest stop 37 miles south of Pismo Beach. Sharon Boorstin,, "Bounce in a dune buggy on a sandy weekend escape to Pismo Beach," 7 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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