domestic

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
do•mes•tic /dəˈmɛstɪk/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. of or relating to the home:[before a noun]domestic as opposed to industrial uses of natural gas.
  2. devoted to home life:He's very domestic and loves to stay at home.
  3. tame;
    domesticated:[before a noun]Cats are domestic animals.
  4. Government of or relating to one's own country as apart from other countries;
    produced in one's own country:[before a noun]domestic trade.

n. [countable]
  1. a household servant.
do•mes•ti•cal•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
do•mes•tic  (də mestik),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family:domestic pleasures.
  2. devoted to home life or household affairs.
  3. tame;
    domesticated.
  4. Governmentof or pertaining to one's own or a particular country as apart from other countries:domestic trade.
  5. indigenous to or produced or made within one's own country;
    not foreign;
    native:domestic goods.

n. 
  1. a hired household servant.
  2. something produced or manufactured in one's own country.
  3. domestics, household items made of cloth, as sheets, towels, and tablecloths.
do•mesti•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
  1. of or involving the home or family
  2. enjoying or accustomed to home or family life
  3. (of an animal) bred or kept by man as a pet or for purposes such as the supply of food
  4. of, produced in, or involving one's own country or a specific country: domestic and foreign affairs
n
  1. a household servant
  2. informal (esp in police use) an incident of violence in the home, esp between a man and a woman
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French domestique, from Latin domesticus belonging to the house, from domus house

doˈmestically adv
'domestic' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: [a paid, an unpaid] domestic, [employs, hires] a domestic [twice a week], the domestic does the [ironing, cleaning, polishing], more...

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