1 of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction" [ant: foreign]
2 of or relating to the home; "domestic servant"; "domestic science"
3 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" [ant: undomestic]
4 converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals"; "domesticated plants like maize" [syn: domesticated]
5 produced in a particular country; "domestic wine"; "domestic oil" n : a household servant [syn: domestic help, house servant]
EtymologyLatin domesticus < Latin domus (house, home)
- Rhymes: -ɛstɪk
- Of or related to the home
- 1994: George Whitmore, Getting Rid of Robert in Violet Quill - “Dan’s not as domestic as you," I commented rather nastily.
- Of or related to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur
- (Of a domesticated animal) kept
by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.
- 1890: US Bureau of Animal Industry, Annual report v 6/7, 1889/90 - It shall be the duty of any owner or person in charge of any domestic animal or animals.
- Internal to a specific country
- 1996 Robert O. Keohane, Helen V. Milner, Internationalization and Domestic Politics - The proportion of international economic flows relative to domestic ones.
of or related to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur
internal to a specific country
- A house servant; a maid.
- Mary Romero, Maid in the U.S.A. - New standards of cleanliness increased the workload for domestics.
- A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent
- 2005: Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence in Whatcom County (read on the Whatcom County website athttp://www.co.whatcom.wa.us/boards/dv_whatcom042505.pdf on 20 May 2006) - The number of “verbal domestics” (where law enforcement determines that no assault has occurred and where no arrest is made), decreased significantly.
domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent
- Finnish: perheriita
Domestic or domestique can refer to:
- Domestic policy is policy existing or occurring inside a country, not foreign or international
- An animal or plant that has been domesticated
- A cycling domestique
- A domestic worker, see also housekeeper
- Something pertaining to home
- A domestic misfit
- A domestic disturbance (UK Police slang)
- Domestic airport
- Domestic violence
- Domestic Adultery
- Domestic (band) released by Trust in Trance Records
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