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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 do•mes•tic /dəˈmɛstɪk/
USA pronunciation adj.
of or relating to the home: domestic as opposed to industrial uses of natural gas. [before a noun ]
devoted to home life: He's very domestic and loves to stay at home.
tame; domesticated: Cats are domestic animals. [before a noun ]
Government of or relating to one's own country as apart from other countries; produced in one's own country: domestic trade. [before a noun ] n.
[ countable ]
a household servant.
do•mes•ti•cal•ly, adv. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 do•mes•tic
(də mes ′tik), USA pronunciation adj.
of or pertaining to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family: domestic pleasures.
devoted to home life or household affairs.
Governmentof or pertaining 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. n.
a hired household servant.
something produced or manufactured in one's own country. domestics, household items made of cloth, as sheets, towels, and tablecloths.
do•mes ′ti•cal•ly, adv.
Middle French Latin domesticus, derivative of domus house (see dome); replacing domestique 1515–25
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
domestic / dəˈmɛstɪk/ adj 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 country: domestic and foreign affairs n a household servant informal (esp in police use) an incident of violence in the home, esp between a man and a woman Etymology: 16 th Century: from Old French domestique, from Latin domesticus belonging to the house, from domus house doˈmestically adv
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