- 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
Related Wordsprivate, national, internal, indigenous, pet, home, calm, family, stay-at-home, intestine, native, devoted, homely, sedentary, settled, subdued, submissive, tame, trained, tranquil
Examples from the Web for domestic
Indeed, Lion Air, with 45 percent of the domestic Indonesian airline market, has swallowed the Fernandes formula whole.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501
January 6, 2015
Getting men to do their share of care and domestic work is a key overlooked strategy in reducing poverty.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
But relative to centuries past, America is a marvel of domestic tranquility.No Gods, No Cops, No Masters
January 1, 2015
Supported by Washington, the domestic quota was cut from 90 days to 30.
Despite the financial remedy, partial repeal of the screen quota has imperiled the domestic market.
"He certainly was not what is called a domestic character," said Aunt Jane.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
There is no longer a clear division between what is foreign and what is domestic.
They took an aspiring angel and made a domestic animal of him.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
And after all, what happiness is there equal to domestic happiness?Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
Domestic care, like every other, is liable to degenerate into excess.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
- 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 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."