- 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 non-domestic
Iranwire reached Noushabadi for comments, but he declined to speak to non-domestic media.The Kiss That Sent Iran Crazy and an Actress to Be Flogged in Public
May 23, 2014
Unfortunately this non-domestic service of the Austrian women is seldom very remunerative.
More than 50 per cent of the women in Austria are engaged in non-domestic callings.
The schools and convents are the chief fields of activity for the middle-class Belgian women engaged in non-domestic callings.
The type of woman we must now study is a very modern product, the non-domestic type.The Nervous Housewife
- 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 non-domestic
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."