Definition of dairy in English:

dairy

noun

  • 1A building or room for the processing, storage, and distribution of milk and milk products.

    • ‘Another innovative way Midwest is providing service to members with dairies is through a heifer-replacement program.’
    • ‘Instead of selling fluid milk to agribusiness dairies, these farmers develop a market niche for their products by adding value to the milk.’
    • ‘Since Maine's three major dairies require farmers to pledge not to use hormones, farmers who do use them have to ship their milk to out-of-state dairies.’
    • ‘Such large dairies face higher costs, including those associated with manure storage.’
    • ‘Milk bottles would transport milk from the dairy to your door and you would recycle that bottle each day by giving it back to your milkman.’
    • ‘The facility had to be large enough to accommodate a tractor-trailer tank truck of the type used to haul milk to commercial dairies processing 10-million gallons a day.’
    • ‘While many dairy processors use contract carriers to deliver their products, several dairies maintain their own fleet.’
    • ‘Currently fewer than a quarter of large hog operations and large dairies are spreading their manure on adequate crop land acreages to meet the new EPA guidelines.’
    • ‘Treatments were blended into a supplement at a commercial feed mill and delivered to the dairy.’
    • ‘Woodson mentions that many dairies have consolidated their warehouses, creating the need for larger distribution facilities.’
    • ‘By 2020, those dairies will be replaced with 100 feed-lot dairies averaging 1,400 cows.’
    • ‘This is the story of two very different goat dairies who found direct-marketing success with meticulous management and distinctive products.’
    • ‘Free manure from an out-of-business dairy helped move things along.’
    • ‘We have regional superdairies, regional dairies and small regional dairies that we work with closely.’
    • ‘Indeed, the need for cost-effective solutions and consumer-friendly features continues to impact the decisionmaking process among dairies.’
    • ‘Twenty-three hundred Holstein cattle were maintained at the dairy with 1300 cows milked three times daily.’
    • ‘Other dairies believe 3.25% or high-fat milk is what consumers want.’
    • ‘The DBIC provides a full array of technical assistance to new and emerging dairy businesses including farmstead and artisan dairies as well as small, medium and large dairy processors.’
    • ‘With the consolidation of dairies and building of more megaplants, the pressure is on to reduce costs.’
    • ‘Since then, the company has gone on a massive shopping spree, acquiring and building some 14 different packaging and processing plants and dairies.’
    1. 1.1 A shop where milk and milk products are sold.
      • ‘When you support local dairies, bakeries, clothes shops, restaurants, butchers and local businesses and retailers in general, you are supporting local jobs and a vibrant local economy.’
      • ‘Over time, the hotel was expanded and a dairy, bakery and stables were added.’
      • ‘Several Amish cooperatives and family run dairies have developed a loyal relationship with the restaurant, selling only to Pouillon.’
      • ‘Because so many farms have diversified in recent years there are often jobs for partners in bakeries, dairies and farm shops.’
      • ‘Licenses for all kinds of businesses, from dairies to pet food stores to horseback riding schools, now cost more money.’
      • ‘The shop was a dairy that supplied milk to the boats in the harbour and involved long hours.’
      • ‘A dairy in the north of England has begun selling Newcastle Brown Ale flavoured ice cream.’
    2. 1.2mass noun Milk and milk products collectively.
      ‘I rely on soya as a substitute for dairy’
      • ‘While it's true that there are a variety of other foods that are rich in calcium, dairy is still the best bet.’
      • ‘It's widely available in animal foods including dairy, eggs, fish, and poultry.’
      • ‘The Government says it is responding to concern about the power of the supermarket chains, not just in dairy but for other foods such as fruit and vegies as well.’
      • ‘They say primary school meals should provide at least one portion from the following groups: fruit and vegetables, milk or dairy, meat or fish, and a starchy food such as bread or pasta.’
      • ‘According to Chef Sumara Malingalis, raw food with no meat, no dairy, and no cooking is all the rage in Hollywood.’
      • ‘I've followed a healthy macrobiotic diet for 10 years now, which means that I try to stick to fresh organic food and avoid dairy and meat.’
      • ‘You will need to read all food labels as dairy turns up in many disguises, eg, whey, lactose, skimmed milk powder, casein, milk protein.’
      • ‘This will rot cooked food, oils, dairy, meat, rubber, cardboard and newspaper.’
      • ‘When over the acute stage, avoid: alcohol, red meat, tobacco, spicy, greasy and fried foods and dairy.’
      • ‘Formerly 75% of our revenue was derived from dairy, largely milk and ice cream.’
      • ‘Saturated fats have been shown to have health repercussions, too, but are naturally occurring in such foods as meat, eggs and dairy.’
      • ‘Allergy sufferers also find relief by avoiding dairy, meat and/or wheat-based foods when symptoms are at their worst.’
      • ‘Diet often plays a role, with wheat and dairy being the most common food offenders.’
      • ‘Chief among allergic foods are dairy and wheat.’
      • ‘I not only have gluten sensitivity but wheat, dairy and various other food sensitivities.’
      • ‘Most importantly we'd recommend consulting a medical practitioner or dietitian before excluding any major food group like dairy from the diet.’
      • ‘In these cases Dampness-engendering foods like dairy, citrus, and perhaps wheat may need to be eliminated from the diet.’
      • ‘Greens and other plant foods easily hold their own against dairy in terms of calcium content.’
      • ‘Willett, however, considers dairy that's been skimmed of saturated fat an optional food.’
      • ‘The most common food intolerances are wheat or gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs and peanuts.’
  • 2NZ A small grocery shop.

    • ‘I funded my habit by roaming the streets and beaches looking for glass softdrink bottles that I'd trade in to the dairy for two or four cents each.’
    • ‘The corner dairy is a delicatessen and I can buy soy-yoghurt, fresh bread and good coffee all as I walk to work.’
    • ‘Most of this work is unproblematic - teenagers taking an after-school job in a supermarket, corner dairy, or working in a family business.’
    • ‘I have actually heard one of the co-leaders of the Greens say that we should not be allowed to drive to the corner dairy - we should be forced to walk.’
    • ‘Blanche was known to get water from a nearby dairy where she shopped - mainly for canned goods, candles and fuel for her little primus stove that she cooked on.’

adjective

  • 1attributive Containing or made from milk.

    ‘local dairy foods’
    • ‘Experiment to determine your tolerance for dairy foods.’
    • ‘There will also be small volume niche market opportunities for functional foods, organic milk products and dairy ingredients, according to the report.’
    • ‘Fruit-and-chocolate blends also are trendy, but not all fruits are created equal when it comes to chocolate dairy blends.’
    • ‘Exclude dairy foods - milk and cheese are possible irritants to the lungs as they produce large amounts of mucus.’
    • ‘As an ingredient, chocolate adds decadence to our dairy desserts.’
    • ‘These national chains typically carry popular dairy basics like milk, cheese, sour cream, ice cream, and butter for consumers running errands or between supermarket trips.’
    • ‘Flavors that are decadent and dessert-like continue to be popular across the board when it comes to milk and dairy beverages, yogurt products, ice cream, and frozen novelties.’
    • ‘In dairy desserts such as mousses, the desired texture and air content determine the type and amount of cocoa powder to be used.’
    • ‘We defined high fat dairy food as whole milk, ice cream, hard cheese, butter, and sour cream.’
    • ‘Whether it's natural talent, culinary training, or the fact that he cooks with minimal oil and only occasionally uses dairy cream, the spices in his cuisine emerge with remarkable clarity.’
    • ‘Choose lean meats, poultry without skin, liquid plant oils instead of hydrogenated oils or butter, and skim-milk dairy foods.’
    • ‘The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods and reduced in total and saturated fat.’
    • ‘But so far, studies haven't been able to tease out what it is in meats or dairy foods that may cause prostate cells to go haywire.’
    • ‘A farm shop selling local produce will be allowed to extend its premises to sell meat and dairy goods despite a request by planning officers for the scheme to be thrown out.’
    • ‘The yogurt and flavored dairy beverage categories also have seen their share of low-carb and no-sugar-added product introductions.’
    • ‘The Philadelphia market has which long enjoyed a high reputation for fine dairy butter.’
    • ‘It emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods, and includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts.’
    • ‘Soy cheese comes in a range of flavors and can be substituted for dairy cheese in most recipes.’
    • ‘Over the past year, the company introduced a refrigerated coffee and dairy beverage in flavors such as French Roast, Mocha, and Vanilla.’
    • ‘Their businesses range from condensed dairy milk to trade in chemical products.’
    1. 1.1 Concerned with the production of milk.
      ‘a dairy farmer’
      • ‘The Government has accepted the need for rationalisation of the dairy processing sector, Agriculture and Food Minister Joe Walsh has said.’
      • ‘The family have had to sell their dairy herd after the tanker firm that collected their milk had its vehicles attacked.’
      • ‘This limitation reduces wool growth on sheep, milk production by dairy animals, and meat quality.’
      • ‘The funds raised will be used for expanding liquid milk, ice cream and other dairy production facilities.’
      • ‘The competition rewards the country's top dairy farmers who produce milk with the highest protein content and with a firm eye to cost efficiency.’
      • ‘For those who do not know, supply management involves the dairy and poultry industries, the latter including chicken, turkey and egg production.’
      • ‘Death is not usual but animals cease gaining weight and milk production in dairy cattle falls.’
      • ‘The challenges facing the dairy processing sector, as identified by the Prospectus report, were also considered by the forum.’
      • ‘This genetically modified hormone was designed to increase milk production in dairy cows.’
      • ‘In fact, some of these dairy cooperatives market products made from member milk directly to consumers.’
      • ‘They also plan to import over a 1,000 dairy cattle to provide milk products in a country that imports just about everything, from milk powder to meat.’
      • ‘If the milk suppliers are really serious, what they should be trying to attempt is the acquisition of the dairy processing end of the business.’
      • ‘Around 15% of dairy farmers said they would exit milk production over the next two years.’
      • ‘When it comes to milk, dairy farmers receive only a quarter of the average 36p which you will pay in the shops or on the doorstep for a pint.’
      • ‘However, an organic dairy farmer who rents land from us has diversified by selling vegetables at farmers' markets.’
      • ‘The consequences of uncovering a large scale problem may be difficult to deal with, having major implications for the food, dairy, and pharmaceutical industries.’
      • ‘The state, bordering the Rocky Mountains, says it needs an additional 65,000 cows to meet the milk demands of its expanding dairy processing industry.’
      • ‘Carr's has three mills manufacturing 300,000 tonnes of food each year for dairy and beef cattle, and sheep.’
      • ‘Factory farms feed dairy and beef cattle on grain, not their natural diet of grass.’
      • ‘The meat, egg, dairy, fast food, and soft drink industries have abandoned a head-on assault on the science.’

Origin

Middle English deierie, from deie ‘dairymaid’ (in Old English dǣge ‘female servant’), of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse deigja, also to dough and to the second element of Old English hlǣfdige (see lady).

Pronunciation

dairy

/ˈdɛːri/