- of or relating to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family: domestic pleasures.
- devoted to home life or household affairs.
- no longer wild; tame; domesticated: domestic animals.
- of or relating to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries: domestic trade.
- indigenous to or produced or made within one's own country; not foreign; native: domestic goods.
- a hired household servant.
- something produced or manufactured in one's own country.
- domestics, household items made of cloth, as sheets, towels, and tablecloths.
Origin of domestic
Examples from the Web for domestically
Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.Cambodia’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Democracy
January 9, 2015
“Internationally there has been a lot of horror and contempt for her actions, domestically very little,” he said.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays
December 30, 2014
Domestically, the former governor offers an avowedly nationalistic agenda, focused on American self-sufficiency.Iowa Frontrunner Mike Huckabee Talks to The Daily Beast
September 22, 2014
The SpaceX Falcon 9v1.1, all privately funded, all domestically sourced, can carry 28,990 lbs.Why Does the USA Depend on Russian Rockets to Get Us Into Space?
P. J. O’Rourke
June 22, 2014
I saw our domestically focused agencies devote a substantial portion of their budgets to their pressing needs.Billie Holiday, Barack Obama, and the Pain of Black Women
June 22, 2014
He is domestically inclined, and in receipt of a good income.Idle Ideas in 1905
Jerome K. Jerome
Domestically, this is a musical country, and local performers are never hard to find.Thirty Years in Australia
We have said that Blachland had undergone a stormy time of it domestically, by reason of this new and sudden absence.The Triumph of Hilary Blachland
Nationally and socially, domestically and personally, he is a spoon with nothing in it!Maids Wives and Bachelors
Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
That is a wonderful chapter—the happiness is so domestically heightened, that the homefelt joy may be more instantly crushed.
- of or involving the home or family
- enjoying or accustomed to home or family life
- (of an animal) bred or kept by man as a pet or for purposes such as the supply of food
- of, produced in, or involving one's own country or a specific countrydomestic and foreign affairs
- a household servant
- informal (esp in police use) an incident of violence in the home, esp between a man and a woman
Word Origin and History for domestically
early 15c., from Middle French domestique (14c.) and directly from Latin domesticus "belonging to the household," from domus "house," from PIE *domo-/*domu- "house, household" (cf. Sanskrit damah "house;" Avestan demana- "house;" Greek domos "house," despotes "master, lord;" Latin dominus "master of a household;" Old Church Slavonic domu, Russian dom "house;" Lithuanian dimstis "enclosed court, property;" Old English timber "building, structure"), from *dem-/*dom- "build."
It represents the usual Indo-European word for "house" (Italian, Spanish casa are from Latin casa "cottage, hut;" Germanic *hus is of obscure origin). The noun meaning "household servant" is 1530s (a sense also found in Old French domestique). Domestics, originally "articles of home manufacture," is attested from 1620s. Related: Domestically. Domestic violence is attested from 19c. as "revolution and insurrection;" 1977 as "spouse abuse, violence in the home."