Definition of brewery in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbro͞o(ə)rē/

noun (plural breweries)

A place where beer is made commercially.
Example sentences
  • While the major breweries dominated the beer market, imported brands and local microbreweries also flourished.
  • Actually, if the brewmaster sent that beer out of the brewery, he thought it was done.
  • Ron used to organise the beer from the local brewery in sugar sacks that held 4 dozen big bottles of beer.


Mid 17th century: from brew, probably on the pattern of Dutch brouwerij.

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Syllabification: brew·er·y

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