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[broo-uh-ree, broo r-ee] /ˈbru ə ri, ˈbrʊər i/
noun, plural breweries.
a building or establishment for brewing beer or other malt liquors, especially the building where the brewing is done.
Origin of brewery
1650-60; brew + -ery Unabridged
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  • He knew then that Tom had been asked to bid for the brewery hauling.

    Tom Grogan F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Tom's brewery had not paid him so well as old Cloudesly's apples.

  • The brewery at Baslehurst stood on the outskirts of the town, in a narrow lane which led from the church into the High-street.

    Rachel Ray Anthony Trollope
  • Morgan's foundry and Orth's brewery were just on the other side of us.

  • This gatehouse (p. 346) has been used for various purposes, for a chapel, for a prison, for a brewery.

British Dictionary definitions for brewery


noun (pl) -eries
a place where beer, ale, etc, is brewed
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Word Origin and History for brewery

1650s (but perhaps from c.1200 as a surname element), from brew (v.) + -ery. Old English had breawern in this sense (from aern "house;" see barn), and brewhouse was the more common word through 18c.

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