dairy


dairy
dairy (n.) late 13c., "building for making butter and cheese; dairy farm," formed with Anglo-Fr. -erie affixed to M.E. daie (in daie maid "dairymaid"), from O.E. dæge "kneader of bread, housekeeper, female servant" (see DEY (Cf. dey) (1)). The native word was dey-house.

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  • Dairy — Dai ry (d[=a] r[y^]), n.; pl. {Dairies} ( r[i^]z). [OE. deierie, from deie, daie, maid; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. deigja maid, dairymaid, Sw. deja, orig., a baking maid, fr. Icel. deig. [root]66. See {Dough}.] 1. The place, room, or house where …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dairy — dairy; dairy·ing; dairy·man; dairy·wo·man; non·dairy; …   English syllables

  • dairy — [n] producer of milk products buttery, cow barn, creamery, dairy farm, factory, farm, pasteurizing plant; concepts 449,517 …   New thesaurus

  • dairy — [der′ē] n. pl. dairies [ME daierie < daie, dairymaid < OE dæge, (female) bread maker < dag, DOUGH + erie, ERY] 1. a building or room where milk and cream are kept and butter and cheese are made 2. DAIRY FARM 3 …   English World dictionary

  • dairy — ► NOUN (pl. dairies) ▪ a building for the processing and distribution of milk and milk products. ► ADJECTIVE 1) made from milk. 2) involved in milk production. DERIVATIVES dairying noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • Dairy — For other uses, see Dairy (disambiguation). A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. A dairy is a business enterprise established for the harvesting of animal milk mostly from cows or goats, but also from buffalo, sheep, horses or …   Wikipedia

  • dairy — [[t]de͟əri[/t]] dairies 1) N COUNT A dairy is a shop or company that sells milk and food made from milk, such as butter, cream, and cheese. 2) N COUNT On a farm, the dairy is the building where milk is kept or where cream, butter, and cheese are… …   English dictionary

  • dairy — /ˈdɛəri / (say dairree) noun (plural dairies) 1. a place, as a room or building, where milk and cream are kept and made into butter and cheese. 2. a shed equipped with milking machinery where cows, goats, etc., are milked; bails; milking shed. 3 …   Australian English dictionary

  • dairy — /dair ee/, n., pl. dairies, adj. n. 1. an establishment, as a room, building, or buildings, where milk and cream are kept and butter and cheese are made. 2. a shop or company that sells milk, butter, etc. 3. the business of a dairy farm,… …   Universalium

  • dairy — I UK [ˈdeərɪ] / US [ˈderɪ] noun Word forms dairy : singular dairy plural dairies 1) [countable] a company that sells milk and makes and sells foods that are made from milk, for example butter and cheese 2) [countable] a building on a farm where… …   English dictionary


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