hand·​made | \ ˈhan(d)-ˈmād How to pronounce handmade (audio) \

Definition of handmade

: made by hand or by a hand process

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received a handmade sweater at the baby shower
Recent Examples on the Web According to the company, most are handmade in the U.S. and Canada by small business owners. Christine Persaud And Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Tons of subscription boxes are discounted at Amazon for Valentine's Day 2021," 4 Feb. 2021 Creating handmade cards is also a way to take the typically hectic pace of the holidays down a few notches while showing off your (or your kids’) creativity. Sarah Baird, Good Housekeeping, "3 Ways To Stay Connected During the Holidays, According this Home Expert," 9 Dec. 2020 The Riverside Chocolate Factory store in McHenry donated 300 boxes of chocolate and a charter school in Louisiana is sending notes and handmade cards that will be tucked inside, Loizzi said. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, "Carpentersville woman filling holiday stockings with small gifts for sailors at Great Lakes naval station," 20 Nov. 2020 Junior Civitan members at El Camino High School recently delivered 230 handmade greeting cards to the O’side Kitchen Collaborative. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County School News, Oct. 8," 8 Oct. 2020 On Sunday's holiday, the country singer took to her Instagram to show off a sweet handmade card from her sons with husband Mike Fisher: Isaiah, 5, and baby Jacob, 1. Tierney Mcafee, Country Living, "Carrie Underwood Showed Off the Mother's Day Card Her Sons Made and It's Beyond Cute," 11 May 2020 The direct-to-consumer brand launched May 2019, and all of its frames are handmade with Italian acetate and polarized lenses. Andrea Zendejas, Marie Claire, "19 Sunglasses Brands to Have on Your Radar for Summer 2021," 27 Jan. 2021 The soy candles from P.F. Candle Co. are handmade in the U.S. using 100% natural soy wax and fragrance oils. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Best Soy Candles for a Clean, Long-Lasting Scent," 22 Jan. 2021 This set is handmade in Los Angeles and comes with a natural mix of herbs to steam your stress away and a super cute journal for your gal pal to decompress all of her thoughts into post-steam. Sunset Magazine, "11 Self-Care Gifts to Get Your Girls for Galentine’s Day," 19 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of handmade

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of handmade was in 1809

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17 Feb 2021

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“Handmade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handmade. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of handmade

: made with the hands or by using hand tools


hand·​made | \ ˈhand-ˈmād How to pronounce handmade (audio) \

Kids Definition of handmade

: made by hand rather than by machine a handmade rug

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