domestic animal


an animal, as the horse or cat, that has been tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source, or pet, especially a member of those species that have, through selective breeding, become notably different from their wild ancestors.

Nearby words

  1. domenichino,
  2. domenico veneziano,
  3. domesday,
  4. domesday book,
  5. domestic,
  6. domestic commerce,
  7. domestic court,
  8. domestic fowl,
  9. domestic partner,
  10. domestic prelate

Origin of domestic animal

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019