What does domestic mean?

Definitions for domestic
dəˈmɛs tɪkdo·mes·tic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word domestic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. domestic, domestic help, house servantadjective

    a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household

  2. domesticadjective

    of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

    "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"

  3. domesticadjective

    of or relating to the home

    "domestic servant"; "domestic science"

  4. domesticadjective

    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. domestic, domesticatedadjective

    converted or adapted to domestic use

    "domestic animals"; "domesticated plants like maize"

  6. domesticadjective

    produced in a particular country

    "domestic wine"; "domestic oil"


  1. domesticnoun

    A house servant; a maid.

  2. domesticnoun

    A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent

  3. domesticadjective

    Of or relating to the home.

  4. domesticadjective

    Of or relating to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur.

  5. domesticadjective

    Kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.

  6. domesticadjective

    Internal to a specific country.

  7. Etymology: From domesticus, from domus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Domesticadjective

    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, servants

  2. Domesticadjective

    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

  3. Domesticadjective

    remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman

  4. Domesticadjective

    living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals

  5. Domesticadjective

    made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc

  6. Domesticnoun

    one who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant

  7. Domesticnoun

    articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods

  8. Etymology: [L. domesticus, fr. domus use: cf. F. domestique. See 1st Dome.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Domestic

    do-mes′tik, adj. belonging to the house: remaining much at home: private: tame: not foreign.—n. a servant in the house: (pl.) articles of home manufacture, esp. home-made cotton cloths.—adv. Domes′tically.—v.t. Domes′ticāte, to make domestic or familiar: to tame.—ns. Domesticā′tion; Domesticā′tor; Domestic′ity.—Domestic architecture, the architecture of mansions, dwelling-houses, cottages, &c.; Domestic economy, the principles of thrifty housekeeping. [Fr.,—L. domesticusdomus, a house.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'domestic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1487

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'domestic' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2725

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'domestic' in Adjectives Frequency: #178

Anagrams for domestic »

  1. docetism

  2. demotics

  3. comedist

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of domestic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of domestic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of domestic in a Sentence

  1. The FBI:

    The incidents are being investigated as potential acts of domestic violent extremism, FACE (Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances) Act violations or violent crime matters, depending on the facts of each case, the FBI takes all violence and threats of violence very seriously, and we are working closely with our law enforcement partners at the national, state and local levels to investigate these incidents.

  2. Chief Executive Oscar Munoz:

    We are strategically managing our Atlantic and domestic service, mindful of travel directives from the federal government, fluctuating demand and of course, the advice of public health experts. Based on current trends, it is likely that additional schedule reductions will be necessary.

  3. Gundy Cahyadi:

    It does point to the fact that domestic demand continues to be robust.

  4. Tim Kaine:

    With decades of experience and deep knowledge of both domestic and foreign policy, she is uniquely qualified to build on the progress of the past six years and lead our country in an increasingly challenging world.

  5. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

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  • المنزلي, منزليArabic
  • семеен, домашна помощница, питомен, домашен, местенBulgarian
  • interior, domèsticCatalan, Valencian
  • tuzemský, domácíCzech
  • indenlandskeDanish
  • Domestik, Domestike, inländischGerman
  • οικιακόςGreek
  • empleada, nacional, malos tratos, empleada domestica, domésticoSpanish
  • داخلیPersian
  • kotimainen, kesy, sisä-, piika, sisäasiat, sisäinen, kotiapulainen, perhe, kotitalous, perheriita, koti, kotimaanFinnish
  • national, domestique, intestin, intérieur, familial, conjugalFrench
  • ביתי, פנימיHebrew
  • घरेलूHindi
  • házi, hazai, belföldi, belfHungarian
  • տնային, հայրենական, ընտանիArmenian
  • lokalIndonesian
  • domestica, domesticoItalian
  • בֵּיתִיHebrew
  • 国内, 国内のJapanese
  • 하인, 국내, 가정의Korean
  • ناوخۆKurdish
  • domesticisLatin
  • tara-ā-whareMāori
  • домашен, фамилијарен, домашно, семеен, куќна момошничка, куќен помошникMacedonian
  • domestik, bela jinakMalay
  • huiselijkDutch
  • innenlandsNorwegian
  • bílaʼashdlaʼii bilį́į́ʼNavajo, Navaho
  • domowy, krajowyPolish
  • empregada, domesticado, doméstico, doméstica, empregada doméstica, nacional, domesticadaPortuguese
  • internRomanian
  • вну́тренний, внутренний, дома́шний, оте́чественный, ме́стныйRussian
  • inhemskSwedish
  • உள்நாட்டுTamil
  • ในประเทศThai
  • yerliTurkish
  • внутрішнійUkrainian
  • گھریلوUrdu
  • trong nướcVietnamese
  • דינערYiddish
  • 国内Chinese

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