What does domestic mean?

Definitions for domestic
dəˈmɛs tɪkdo·mes·tic

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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.


  1. domestic

    Domestic generally refers to anything related to the household or family; anything existing or occurring inside a particular country; not foreign or international. This term is commonly used in many contexts such as domestic chores, domestic flight, domestic violence, domestic partnership, etc., each carrying a slightly different but related meaning.

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. Merrick Garland:

    There is no hiding place for war criminals. Justice Department will pursue every avenue of accountability for those who commit war crimes and other atrocities in Ukraine, working alongside our domestic and international partners, Justice Department will be relentless in our efforts to hold accountable every person complicit in the commission of war crimes, torture, and other grave violations during the unprovoked conflict in Ukraine.

  2. Mathias Cormann:

    We have been dealing with the impact of a significant flood and drought in the domestic context and, all things considered, the fact that we continue to grow is an indication of the resilience of the Australian economy.

  3. Lu Wenjie:

    It is a daunting task to engineer a 'slow bull' market. Either harsh regulation or simple inaction could result in critical consequences, a plausible and sensible solution is to guide excess domestic capital to overseas markets.

  4. Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen:

    We face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists -- that is, individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals.

  5. Richard Ji:

    China has the world's largest tourist population...and the largest number of vacant houses in its domestic market, which form a fertile ground for the house sharing market.

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Translations for domestic

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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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