do-it-yourself love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or designed to be done by an amateur or as a hobby: do-it-yourself home repairs; a do-it-yourself sailboat kit.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to do it yourself

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. performed or made by an end-user who is without professional training in the relevant techniques. Contrasted with factory-made and professional.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. done by yourself


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  • This trailer-park owner and inventor from Washington state has developed his own theory of matter, energy and gravity, which he demonstrates in his backyard by using do-it-yourself contraptions made from such materials as a garbage can and a disco fog machine, from which he makes smoke rings.

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  • But these days, the chief executive of U.K.-based Kingfisher PLC, the world's third-largest home-improvement group, has a problem that no amount of do-it-yourself labor can fix: His company derives nearly half of its profits from continental Europe.

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  • Mozzarella, chèvre , yogurt and butter are joining home-made pickles, preserves, bread and beer as do-it-yourself projects that even nonprofessional cooks will try.

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  • Last year, San Francisco entrepreneur Jason OHara surveyed dog owners in preparation for opening a do-it-yourself dog-grooming salon.

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  • The Institute is part of a do-it-yourself cottage industry which includes online eulogy-writing services.

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  • Mr. Grillo-Marxuach mentioned he was planning to shoot with the Canon 5D, which I've written about before as an amazing tool for do-it-yourself indie filmmakers.

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  • Those kinds of Halloween costumes rule Washington's adults and high school students, the do-it-yourself scramble to be clever and play off the news.

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  • The event, presented by the Washington City Paper, combines the do-it-yourself spirit of Etsy with underground artists from the D.C. community.

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  • Penny pinching, however, can be fun -- and current trends in homemade, or do-it-yourself are popping up in almost every industry.

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