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Meaning of DOMESTIC

Pronunciation:  du'mestik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a household servant
  2. [adj]  produced in a particular country; "domestic wine"; "domestic oil"
  3. [adj]  of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
  4. [adj]  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"
  5. [adj]  converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals"; "domesticated plants like maize"
  6. [adj]  of or relating to the home; "domestic servant"; "domestic science"

DOMESTIC is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: domestic help, domesticated, home(a), home-loving, home-style, house servant, household, housewifely, husbandly, interior(a), internal, municipal, national, native, tame, tamed
 Antonyms: foreign, undomestic
 See Also: amah, ayah, home help, housekeeper, housemaid, maid, maidservant, retainer, servant, skivvy, slavey



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Do*mes"tic\, a. [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,
             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.
  2. \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.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton
       goods. [U. S.]
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: anchoritic, autochthonous, cloistered, domal, domestic servant, domesticated, domiciliary, drudge, eremitic, family, help, hermitic, hermitish, hired help, home, household, housekeeper, indigenous, inland, internal, intestine, manorial, mansional, menial, municipal, national, native, palatial, private, recluse, residential, residentiary, scullion, sequestered, servant, servitor, shut in, shut up, slavey, stay-at-home, steward, subdued, submissive, tame, turnspit