1. [syn: dairy, dairy farm]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 milk is kept, and
converted into butter or cheese.
What stores my dairies and my folds contain.
2. That department of farming which is concerned in the
production of milk, and its conversion into butter and
Grounds were turned much in England either to
feeding or dairy; and this advanced the trade of
English butter. --Temple.
3. A dairy farm. [R.]
Note: Dairy is much used adjectively or in combination; as,
dairy farm, dairy countries, dairy house or dairyhouse,
dairyroom, dairywork, etc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a farm where dairy products are produced [syn: dairy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "dairy":
appetizing store, armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant,
atomic energy plant, bakery, bakeshop, bindery, boatyard, bodega,
boilery, bookbindery, brewery, brickyard, butcher shop, buttery,
cannery, creamery, dairy house, defense plant, deli, delicatessen,
distillery, dockyard, factory, factory belt, factory district,
feeder plant, flour mill, food shop, food store, fruit stand,
grocery, grocery store, groceteria, health food store,
industrial park, industrial zone, larder, main plant, manufactory,
manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, meat market, mill,
mint, munitions plant, oil refinery, packing house, pantry, plant,
pork store, pottery, power plant, production line,
push-button plant, refinery, root cellar, sawmill, shipyard,
spence, stillroom, subassembly plant, sugar refinery, superette,
supermarket, tannery, vegetable store, winery, yard, yards