adjective do·mes·tic \də-ˈmes-tik\

: of, relating to, or made in your own country

: relating to or involving someone's home or family

: relating to the work (such as cooking and cleaning) that is done in a person's home

Full Definition of DOMESTIC

a :  living near or about human habitations
b :  tame, domesticated <the domestic cat>
:  of, relating to, or originating within a country and especially one's own country <domestic politics> <domestic wines>
:  of or relating to the household or the family <domestic chores> <domestic happiness>
:  devoted to home duties and pleasures <leading a quietly domestic life>
do·mes·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of DOMESTIC

  1. The company hopes to attract both foreign and domestic investors.
  2. <the surest way to maintain domestic peace and harmony is to have everyone pitch in on chores>

Origin of DOMESTIC

Middle English, from Middle French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus
First Known Use: 15th century

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Rhymes with DOMESTIC



: a servant who is hired to work in someone's home : a domestic servant

: a fight between members of a family or household

Full Definition of DOMESTIC

:  a household servant
:  an article of domestic manufacture —usually used in plural

Examples of DOMESTIC

  1. She got in a domestic with her husband.
  2. <working as a team, the man and his wife hired themselves out as domestics for wealthy homeowners>

First Known Use of DOMESTIC

DOMESTICALLY Defined for Kids


adjective do·mes·tic \də-ˈme-stik\

Definition of DOMESTIC for Kids

:  relating to a household or a family <domestic life>
:  relating to, made in, or done in a person's own country <The president spoke about both foreign and domestic issues.>
:  living with or under the care of human beings :  tame <domestic animals>
do·mes·ti·cal·ly \-sti-kə-lē\ adverb


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