homemade

adjective
home·​made | \ ˈhō(m)-ˈmād How to pronounce homemade (audio) \

Definition of homemade

1 : made in the home, on the premises, or by one's own efforts
2 : of domestic manufacture

Examples of homemade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The farmers armed themselves with sticks, rocks and homemade shields, ambushed hundreds of soldiers guarding a dam and seized control of one of the border region’s most important bodies of water. Natalie Kitroeff, Star Tribune, "'This is a war': Cross-border fight over water erupts in Mexico," 17 Oct. 2020 The farmers armed themselves with sticks, rocks and homemade shields, ambushed hundreds of soldiers guarding a dam and seized control of one of the border region’s most important bodies of water. Natalie Kitroeff, New York Times, "‘This Is a War’: Cross-Border Fight Over Water Erupts in Mexico," 14 Oct. 2020 The armored officers swept through the park, confiscating homemade shields and other articles. oregonlive, "Portland Police move in before planned protest march begins, seize shields and signs, make arrests (live updates)," 29 Sep. 2020 Volunteers were given foam strips, elastic straps and sheets of plastic to make homemade shields. Jessica Contrera, Anchorage Daily News, "N95 masks save lives. So why are they still hard to get this far into a pandemic?," 21 Sep. 2020 Langley said while the six employees were given homemade cloth masks, none of them -- nor the resident -- was given medical-grade personal protective equipment. Robert Kuznia, CNN, "Lawsuits reveal just how fraught the workplace has become in the age of Covid-19," 11 Sep. 2020 Reusable Pads Long before disposable products like Kotex were available, people simply bled into their clothes, or used homemade flannel cloths if bleeding was particularly heavy. Medea Giordano, Wired, "Now Is a Great Time to Try These 5 Menstrual Products," 4 Oct. 2020 Guests will also get a seasonal amenity basket, which includes local hard ciders, Massachusetts apples, and homemade salted caramel spread. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "This Luxe Leaf-peeping Hotel Package Comes With Hard Cider, a Gourmet Picnic, and Stunning Views," 3 Oct. 2020 For drinks, choose between homemade limeade, specialty cream sodas and sparkling water. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This popular Tucson restaurant is bringing vegan burgers and ice cream to Phoenix," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of homemade

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of homemade was in 1547

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20 Oct 2020

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“Homemade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homemade. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for homemade

homemade

adjective
How to pronounce homemade (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of homemade

: made in the home and not in a factory, store, etc.

homemade

adjective
home·​made | \ ˈhōm-ˈmād How to pronounce homemade (audio) \

Kids Definition of homemade

: made in the home homemade bread

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