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[bey-kuh-ree, beyk-ree] /ˈbeɪ kə ri, ˈbeɪk ri/
noun, plural bakeries.
Also called bakeshop
[beyk-shop] /ˈbeɪkˌʃɒp/ (Show IPA)
. a baker's shop.
a place where baked goods are made.
Origin of bakery
1535-45; baker + -y3; now taken as bake + -ery Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • De Mauleon walked towards the woman he spoke of—one of the long procession to the bakery—a child clinging to her robe.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Some were picking up crumbs of bread which had been swept out from the bakery.

    Winning His Way Charles Carleton Coffin
  • One day I chanced upon a sign hung above the doorway of a little German bakery over on the north side.

  • Two waifs adrift in a storm, peering into a bakery window at the cookies.

    Erik Dorn Ben Hecht
  • One night a man whose name appeared on their books followed by a long record of charged loaves came reeling past the bakery.

    Marching Men Sherwood Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for bakery


noun (pl) -eries
Also called bakehouse. a room or building equipped for baking
a shop in which bread, cakes, etc, are sold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for bakery

c.1820, "place for making bread;" see bake (v.) + -ery. Replaced earlier bakehouse (c.1400). As "shop where baked goods are sold" it was noted as an Americanism by British travelers from c.1830.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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