Definition of handmade in English:



  • Made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of superior quality.

    ‘his expensive handmade leather shoes’
    • ‘One of the students gave Rani handmade jewellery while others gifted her handmade candles and a card signed by all.’
    • ‘Even with its size, it retains a sense of delicacy, a handmade quality that creeps out of its obsessive folds.’
    • ‘As the first new born of 2004, Nisheka cashed in with a teddy bear, handmade quilt and clothes.’
    • ‘Every year he went there for his wardrobe, ordering several suits and pairs of handmade shoes.’
    • ‘You can buy dolls there from a range of beautiful handmade dolls, and designer dolls' clothes.’
    • ‘Each of Anand's pieces is individually handcrafted using wood-free handmade paper.’
    • ‘The slipcover is also handmade and had to be folded and glued exactly.’
    • ‘The handmade quality allows Trek to offer customers a lifetime warranty on its frames.’
    • ‘After arranging them on boards with handmade paper and acrylic paint, she seals them with layers of lacquer.’
    • ‘Still, the handmade quality of the welded assemblies may be the most lingering image.’
    • ‘His mother sewed his clothes while he was young and knitted socks giving him a handmade pair for his birthday for many years.’
    • ‘Some of the attractive items on display at the Rajasthani counter include paintings on handmade paper.’
    • ‘The installation is made from handmade silkscreen prints, neriage porcelain and tissue paper.’
    • ‘There is, of course, the question of cost, for industrial wine is cheaper to produce than handmade wine.’
    • ‘Shoes were also handmade and came from only two stores, Feney's or Acropolis shoes.’
    • ‘The charity was delighted and presented Trident with a handmade bowl which now has pride of place in the company's meeting room.’
    • ‘Every street has independent shoe shops with handmade Italian shoes at amazing prices.’
    • ‘Mitchinson was wearing a handmade corduroy suit, handmade shoes by Ducker's of Oxford, a cashmere polo neck.’
    • ‘My silhouette was handmade, signed by the artist, and a work of traditional craft.’
    • ‘The Coffin Cover combines a cardboard coffin interior with a removable traditional handmade wooden exterior.’