Pronunciation: (hōm'mād'), [key]
1. made or prepared at home, locally, or by the maker's own efforts: The restaurant's pastry is homemade. Breakfast at the farmhouse always meant homemade preserves.
2. made in one's own country; domestic: I prefer a homemade car to one of those foreign models.
3. made, contrived, or assembled by oneself; not professionally made or done; amateurish: the plain look of homemade furniture.
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