from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A commercial establishment for processing or selling milk and milk products.
- n. A place where milk and cream are stored and processed.
- n. A dairy farm.
- n. The dairy business; dairying.
- adj. Of, for, or relating to milk or milk products: the dairy section at the grocery store.
- adj. Of or relating to dairying.
- adj. Judaism Of, relating to, or intended for the consumption or preparation of milk or milk products exclusively, as dictated by dietary law.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place, often on a farm, where milk is processed and turned into products such as butter and cheese.
- n. A shop selling dairy products.
- n. Products produced from milk.
- n. A corner-store, superette or 'mini-mart' of some description.
- adj. referring to products produced from milk.
- adj. referring to the milk production and processing industries
- adj. on food labelling, containing fats only from dairy sources (e.g. dairy ice cream)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The place, room, or house where milk is kept, and converted into butter or cheese.
- n. That department of farming which is concerned in the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
- n. A dairy farm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of farming which is concerned with the production of milk, and its conversion into butter and cheese.
- n. A house or room where milk and cream are kept and made into butter and cheese.
- n. A shop where milk, butter, etc., are sold.
- n. A dairy-farm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a farm where dairy products are produced
Middle English daierie : Middle English daie, dairymaid (from Old English dǣge, bread kneader; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots) + Anglo-Norman -erie, place (from Old French; see -ery).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin 1250-1300, (Middle English daierie and other forms), from dey ("dairymaid") + -ery. (Wiktionary)