handmade

adjective
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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Examples of handmade in a Sentence

received a handmade sweater at the baby shower
Recent Examples on the Web CONCORD Three Stones Gallery, 115 Commonwealth Ave., West Concord, presents its annual Holiday Bazaar now through Jan. 4, featuring artwork and handmade items from more than 20 local artists. BostonGlobe.com, "What’s happening west of Boston - The Boston Globe," 19 Dec. 2019 Create handmade items for local people in need at nursing homes, a cancer treatment center, and a soup kitchen, to name a few. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 6 Dec. 2019 Vendors sell handmade items from local crafters and artisans. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Christmas Market, WinterSkate, trains, trees and SuperSlide. Here’s the lowdown on holiday festivities in Lowertown.," 5 Dec. 2019 The bows were also handmade, showing how each baby is a gift to their family. USA TODAY, "Surfing Santas, endangered red wolves, who owns the letter ‘O’?: News from around our 50 states," 28 Dec. 2019 Create handmade items for local people in need at nursing homes, a cancer treatment center, and a soup kitchen, to name a few. courant.com, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 6 Dec. 2019 The biz’s contemporary jewelry is ethically handmade with precious metals and gemstones, including conflict-free gold and diamonds. Nandi Howard, Essence, "November Style Dispatch," 4 Nov. 2019 The event features 100+ vendors showcasing their handmade craft items from across the state. Anchorage Daily News, "2019 Holiday Fairs and Bazaars," 27 Nov. 2019 The One of a Kind Show, held two times per year, features handmade items from hundreds of makers. Holly Baumbach, chicagotribune.com, "Here’s what to do in Chicago this holiday season," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of handmade

1809, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2020

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“Handmade.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/handmade. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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More Definitions for handmade

handmade

adjective
How to pronounce handmade (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of handmade

: made with the hands or by using hand tools

handmade

adjective
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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