pharmacy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “pharmacy” in the English Dictionary

"pharmacy" in British English

See all translations

pharmacynoun

uk   /ˈfɑː.mə.si/ us   /ˈfɑːr.mə.si/
B1 [C] a shop or part of a shop in which medicines are prepared and sold
[C] part of a hospital where medicines are prepared
(Definition of pharmacy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pharmacy" in American English

See all translations

pharmacynoun [C]

us   /ˈfɑr·mə·si/
a store or a part of a store where medicines are prepared and sold
(Definition of pharmacy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pharmacy" in Business English

See all translations

pharmacynoun

uk   /ˈfɑːməsi/ us   plural pharmacies
[U] the activity or study of medicine preparation: She studied pharmacy before she got a job with a big chain store.
[C] UK also chemist, UK also chemist's a store or part of a store in which medicines are prepared and sold: A typical independent pharmacy gets 92% of its income from prescriptions.
[C] the part of a hospital where medicines are prepared: He got his medicines in the pharmacy of a Manhattan hospital.
(Definition of pharmacy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pharmacy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“pharmacy” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

ultraviolet

Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More