A bakery (also called baker's or bakehouse) is an establishment which produces or/and sells bread, pies, pastries, cakes, biscuits, cookies, etc. Many retail bakeries are also cafés, serving coffee and tea to customers who wish to enjoy the freshly baked goods on the bakery's premises. Bakers work there.

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  • Bakery — Bak er*y, n. 1. The trade of a baker. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. A place for baking bread; a bakehouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bakery — c.1820, place for making bread (see BAKE (Cf. bake)), replacing earlier bakehouse (c.1400). As shop where baked goods are sold it was noted as an Americanism by British travelers from c.1830 …   Etymology dictionary

  • bakery — [n] cooking business where baked goods are produced bake shop, confectionery, pastry shop, pâtisserie; concepts 325,439,449 …   New thesaurus

  • bakery — ☆ bakery [bā′kər ē ] n. 1. pl. bakeries a place where bread, pastries, etc. are baked or sold: also bakehouse or bakeshop 2. Dial. baked goods; bread, pastries, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bakery — n. at, in a bakery (she works at/in a bakery) * * * [ beɪk(ə)rɪ] in a bakery (she works at/in a bakery) at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bakery — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bakeshop, pastry shop, pastry kitchen, patisserie, boulangerie, confectionery, cook shop, bread or cake or biscuit factory, bread bakery, cake bakery, bakehouse, Konditorei (German). II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. bread… …   English dictionary for students

  • bakery — [[t]be͟ɪkəri[/t]] bakeries N COUNT A bakery is a building where bread, pastries, and cakes are baked, or the shop where they are sold. A smell of bread drifted from some distant bakery …   English dictionary

  • bakery — UK [ˈbeɪkərɪ] / US [ˈbeɪk(ə)rɪ] noun [countable] Word forms bakery : singular bakery plural bakeries a building where bread, cakes etc are made or sold …   English dictionary

  • bakery — baker ► NOUN ▪ a person whose trade is making bread and cakes. ● baker s dozen Cf. ↑baker s dozen DERIVATIVES bakery noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bakery — noun (plural eries) Date: circa 1820 a place for baking or selling baked goods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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