Definition of home-made in English:



  • Made at home, rather than in a shop or factory.

    ‘home-made bread’
    • ‘Organic meats and home-made bread are staples of the daily changing menu.’
    • ‘You even get home-made scones for breakfast, along with the freshest country eggs I have ever tasted.’
    • ‘It was a slice of bread, with home-made plum jam, and a glass of skimmed milk.’
    • ‘We'd have this with a home-made steak pie or black sausage.’
    • ‘Three men were being questioned by police last night after home-made bombs were found at a flat near Gatwick airport.’
    • ‘The pudding menu changes daily to accommodate a repertoire of home-made ice creams, cakes and pastries.’
    • ‘In the time it takes to reheat a ready-made meal, you can put a home-made soup, smart pasta dish or a risotto on the table.’
    • ‘As well as a tearoom with home-made food, there will be a gift shop with original crafts, artwork and garden gifts.’
    • ‘Creating home-made greeting cards is increasingly turning into a popular hobby.’
    • ‘The pigeon and bacon terrine was clearly home-made, crumbly and well-flavoured.’
    • ‘They might be home-made, but these boys' toys can wreak dreadful damage.’
    • ‘The toddlers had paid to decorate home-made buns - and enjoyed eating them too.’
    • ‘His mum sent him off with clean clothes and a tin of home-made scones.’
    • ‘A selection of home-made chutneys, pickles, cakes and pastries will be on offer.’
    • ‘After all the excitement Grandad decided that we deserved some more home-made wine to calm the nerves.’
    • ‘We always have a minimum of two vegetarian dishes on our starter and main-course choices, all of which are home-made.’
    • ‘Goods on sale included meat, organic trout, home-made cakes, plants and cheese.’
    • ‘The home-made bread is a treat, the wine list is the work of a born explorer, and the desserts are spectacular.’
    • ‘We couldn't resist the home-made bread and butter pudding and the rhubarb and ginger crumble.’
    • ‘Tony was also given a few easy and quick recipes, such as a healthy stir-fry and a home-made salad dressing.’