Pronunciation: (hōm'mād'),[key] —adj. 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.