DOMESTIC

domestic

(adjective) produced in a particular country; “domestic wine”; “domestic oil”

domestic

(adjective) of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; “domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction”

domestic

(adjective) of or involving the home or family; “domestic worries”; “domestic happiness”; “they share the domestic chores”; “everything sounded very peaceful and domestic”; “an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste”

domestic, domesticated

(adjective) converted or adapted to domestic use; “domestic animals”; “domesticated plants like maize”

domestic

(adjective) of or relating to the home; “domestic servant”; “domestic science”

domestic, domestic help, house servant

(noun) a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

domestic (comparative more domestic, superlative most domestic)

Of or relating to the home.

Of or relating to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur.

(of an animal) Kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.

Internal to a specific country.

Tending to stay at home; not outgoing.

Synonyms

• (of or relating to the home): bourgeois, civilized, comfortable

• (kept by someone): domesticated

Antonyms

• (of or relating to the home): adventurous, social

• (local): foreign, global

• (kept by someone): wild, feral

Noun

domestic (plural domestics)

A house servant; a maid; a household worker.

A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent

Anagrams

• comedist, cosmetid, demotics, docetism

Source: Wiktionary


Do*mes"tic, a. Etym: [L. domesticus, fr. domus use: cf. F. domestique. See 1st Dome.]

1. Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants. His fortitude is the more extraordinary, because his domestic feelings were unusually strong. Macaulay.

4. Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign; as, foreign wars and domestic dissensions. Shak.

3. Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.

4. Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.

5. Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.

Do*mes"tic, n.

1. One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant. The master labors and leads an anxious life, to secure plenty and ease to the domestic. V. Knox.

2. pl. (Com.)

Definition: Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods. [U. S.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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