bread and pastry shop meaning, bread and pastry shop definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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bread

  
  ( breads    plural & 3rd person present)   ( breading    present participle)   ( breaded    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-mass   Bread is a very common food made from flour, water, and yeast.  
...a loaf of bread..., There is more fibre in wholemeal bread than in white bread.     
2       verb   If food such as fish or meat is breaded, it is covered in tiny pieces of dry bread called breadcrumbs. It can then be fried or grilled.  
usu passive  
It is important that food be breaded just minutes before frying.      be V-ed  
  breaded      adj  
...breaded fish.     


bread and butter   , bread-and-butter  
1       n-uncount   Something that is the bread and butter of a person or organization is the activity or work that provides the main part of their income.  
usu with poss  
The mobile phone business was actually his bread and butter.     
2       adj   Bread and butter issues or matters are ones which are important to most people, because they affect them personally.  
ADJ n  
The opposition gained support by concentrating on bread-and-butter matters.     
bread basket        ( bread baskets    plural  ) , breadbasket   If an area or region is described as the bread basket of a country, it provides a lot of the food for that country because crops grow very easily there. It therefore produces wealth for the country.      n-count   usu with poss  
The north-west became the country's bread-basket.     
bread bin        ( bread bins    plural  ) A bread bin is a wooden, metal, or plastic container for storing bread.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use breadbox     
French bread     
French bread is white bread which is baked in long, thin loaves.      n-uncount  
rye bread     
Rye bread is brown bread made with rye flour.      n-uncount  
...two slices of rye bread.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
regional term for flat white bread roll, other terms are bap, batch, cob
n.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
v.
to steal something from a shop or a store during trading hours
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up

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