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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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  • Nobody looking at them would know that the dress had anything to do with the brewery.
  • It's a combination brewery, restaurant, and cabaret show.
  • One brewery is rewarding its loyal customers with stock in the company.
  • Sure, paternalism is sweet when it's served up as free lagers during break time in the 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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