Definition of Domestic

1. Noun. A servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household.

Exact synonyms: Domestic Help, House Servant
Specialized synonyms: Ayah, Home Help, Housekeeper, Amah, Housemaid, Maid, Maidservant, Skivvy, Slavey
Generic synonyms: Retainer, Servant



2. Adjective. Of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation. "Domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
Similar to: Home, Interior, Internal, National, Municipal
Also: National
Antonyms: Foreign

3. Adjective. Of or relating to the home. "Domestic science"
Derivative terms: Domesticity
Partainyms: Home

4. Adjective. Of or involving the home or family. "An author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"

5. Adjective. Converted or adapted to domestic use. "Domesticated plants like maize"
Exact synonyms: Domesticated
Similar to: Tame, Tamed
Derivative terms: Domesticity

6. Adjective. Produced in a particular country. "Domestic oil"
Similar to: Native

Definition of Domestic

1. a. 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. n. One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.

Definition of Domestic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the home. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: of an animal) Kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet. ¹

4. Adjective. Internal to a specific country. ¹

5. Noun. A house servant; a maid. ¹

6. Noun. A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Domestic

1. a household servant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Domestic

1. 1. 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. "His fortitude is the more extraordinary, because his domestic feelings were unusually strong." (Macaulay) 4. 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. Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman. 4. Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals. 5. Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc. Origin: L. Domesticus, fr. Domus use: cf. F. Domestique. See 1st Dome. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Domestic

domatium
dombeya
dome cell
dome light
domed
domed stadium
domeless
domelike
domes
domesday
domesdays
domeshaped
domesman
domesmen
domestic (current term)
domestic-debt
domestic animal
domestic blindness
domestic carp
domestic cat
domestic cats
domestic debt
domestic debts
domestic dispute
domestic dog
domestic duck
domestic ducks
domestic flight

Literary usage of Domestic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1889)
"Causes of Variability—Effects of Habit and the use or disuse of Parts—Correlated Variation—Inheritance—Character of domestic Varieties—Difficulty of ..."

2. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1903)
"Delegates from domestic science organizations of Illinois not affiliated with ... In counties in which no domestic science organization has been formed in ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"See Architecture, domestic domestic arts Made at home. A. Barrows. J Home Econ 7: 83-4 F '15 domestic economy Adventures in the kitchen. H. Sterling. ..."

4. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1902)
"Each domestic Science club affiliated with the County Farmers' Institutes ... The Illinois Association of domestic Science has, in charge of Mrs. S. Noble ..."

5. Violence Against Womenby Joan Zorza, Civic Research Institute by Joan Zorza, Civic Research Institute (2004)
"... 1-59,15-26 Documenting domestic Violence: How Health Care Providers Can Help ... 8-12-8-18 constitutionality of firearms ban for domestic abusers, ..."

6. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1905)
"ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF domestic SCIENCE. After a musical number by a class ... The seventh annual meeting of the Illinois Association of domestic Science ..."

7. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1901)
"The domestic Science association is the youngest child of the Illinois State Farmer's association ... First—I would define the word domestic—meaning home. ..."

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