Definitions

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  • n. A building or an apartment used for the preparing and baking of bread and other baked goods.
  • n. A building principally containing ovens.
  • n. Bakery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house for baking; a bakery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building or an apartment used for the preparing and baking of bread, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a workplace where baked goods (breads and cakes and pastries) are produced or sold

Etymologies

From Middle English bakhous, bachous, from Old English bæchūs ("bakery, bakehouse"), equivalent to bake +‎ house. Cognate with Scots bake-hous ("bakehouse, bakery"), Low German backhus ("bakehouse"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We see, however, in the magazine of the oil merchant, his jars in perfect order, in the bakehouse are the hand mills in their original places, and of a description which exactly tallies with those alluded to in holy writ; the ovens scarcely want repairs; where a sculptor worked, there we find his marbles and his productions, in various states of forwardness, just as he left them.

    Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)

  • When I was a young child at school in Stewkley, I used to spend Friday afternoons at the "bakehouse", as it was known.

    The Bookworm

  • "My son loves burgers, so I pack him one Roadhouse-style: with ground beef shoulder, heirloom tomatoes, homemade mayo and an onion roll from our bakehouse—and serve it cold, like a meatloaf sandwich."

    A Gourmet Lunchbox

  • There remained the stewards and elder counsellors, and such menservants as might be needed for any service, from armoury, stables, stores, brewhouse and bakehouse.

    His Disposition

  • Perhaps the place had once been a kitchen or bakehouse, but I'd been happier with gas.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • I got my fix by going on the bakehouse/creamery tours as much as possible!

    Reading, Writing, Cooking and Crafting: mmmmmm....

  • We worked through the afternoons, in the bakehouse, the cellars, the alehouse, or the fields.

    At the monastery

  • This is derived from my recipe for “Almonzano” from my book "Nonna's Italian Kitchen", but Dori from the bakehouse blog suggested using okara in it instead of almonds.

    A PRACTICAL WAY TO USE OKARA

  • I love the colours you've used, really whimsical bakehouse, and cool!

    Daring Bakers: Cheesecake Pops

  • Nanon were yoked together by a stout stick, each end of which rested on their shoulders; a stout rope was passed over it, on which was slung a small barrel or keg like those Pere Grandet still made in his bakehouse as an amusement for his leisure hours.

    Eug�nie Grandet

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