- an establishment, as a room, building, or buildings, where milk and cream are kept and butter and cheese are made.
- a shop or company that sells milk, butter, etc.
- the business of a dairy farm, concerned with the production and treatment of milk and cream and the manufacture of butter and cheese.
- dairy farm.
- milk, or products made from or containing milk; dairy products, as butter and cheese: He avoids red meat, processed foods, and dairy in his diet.
- (in Jewish dietary law) foods, including all milk products, eggs, fish, vegetables, etc., that may be eaten at a meal in which milk is served, in contrast to meat and meat products, which may not.
- of or relating to a dairy or a dairy farm.
- relating to or for milk, cream, butter, cheese, etc.: dairy products; the dairy case at a supermarket.
- (in Jewish dietary law) of or relating to dairy, in contrast to meat and meat products.
Origin of dairy
Examples from the Web for dairy
A few weeks after returning from England, I was trolling the dairy section and came across the Cotswold Double Gloucester.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
Mixing meat and dairy is a kosher rule-breaker, so they switched the cheese for potatoes.I Ate Potato Pancakes Til I Plotzed
December 17, 2014
“I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs,” James announced with pride.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling
October 27, 2014
The inability to refrigerate has meant the end of perishables in Mosul such as meat and dairy.ISIS Robs Christians Fleeing Its Edict in Mosul: Convert, Leave, or Die
July 22, 2014
Another, fitted up as a dairy, was hardly less of a picture.In the Heart of Vosges
If this be done constantly, the evil will be effectually cured: if not, it will be owing to the neglect of the dairy maid.
First there is the dairy business, which I have already spoken of.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
This is rather common in dairy pastures and is found from May to September.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
And Pete was clambering up the wall by the side of the dairy window.The Manxman
- a company that supplies milk and milk products
- a shop that sells provisions, esp milk and milk products
- NZa shop that remains open outside normal trading hours
- a room or building where milk and cream are stored or made into butter and cheese
- (modifier)of or relating to the production of milk and milk productsdairy cattle
- (in combination)a dairymaid; a dairyman
- food containing milk or milk productsshe can't eat dairy
- (as modifier)dairy produce
Word Origin and History for dairy
late 13c., "building for making butter and cheese; dairy farm," formed with Anglo-French -erie affixed to Middle English daie (in daie maid "dairymaid"), from Old English dæge "kneader of bread, housekeeper, female servant" (see dey (n.1)). The purely native word was dey-house.