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domestic

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adjective do·mes·tic \də-ˈmes-tik\

Simple Definition of domestic

  • : 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

  1. 1 a :  living near or about human habitations b :  tame, domesticated <the domestic cat>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or originating within a country and especially one's own country <domestic politics> <domestic wines>

  3. 3 :  of or relating to the household or the family <domestic chores> <domestic happiness>

  4. 4 :  devoted to home duties and pleasures <leading a quietly domestic life>

  5. 5 :  indigenous

do·mes·ti·cal·ly play \-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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domestic

noun do·mes·tic

Simple Definition of 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

  1. 1 :  a household servant

  2. 2 :  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>



1613

First Known Use of domestic

1613




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