[də'mestɪk] or [də'mɛstɪk]
(noun.) a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household.
(adj.) produced in a particular country; 'domestic wine'; 'domestic oil' .
(adj.) of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; 'domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction' .
(adj.) 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' .
(adj.) converted or adapted to domestic use; 'domestic animals'; 'domesticated plants like maize' .
(adj.) of or relating to the home; 'domestic servant'; 'domestic science' .
Typist: Richard--From WordNet
(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.
(a.) 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.
(a.) Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
(a.) Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.
(a.) Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.
(n.) One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.
(n.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Homely.. Fond of home.. Intestine, not foreign.. Tame, domesticated, not wild.
n. Servant, house-servant, HELP.
Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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- She had not yet had any anxiety about ways and means, although her domestic life had been expensive as well as eventful. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Some authors have maintained that the amount of variation in our domestic productions is soon reached, and can never afterward be exceeded. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- The next step is to reproduce, as nearly as we can, the domestic circumstances which surrounded you last year. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- He won't be here this three-quarters of an hour or more,' said the young lady who superintended the domestic arrangements of the Blue Boar. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Mr. Pott's domestic circle was limited to himself and his wife. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Perhaps the skeleton in the cupboard comes out to be talked to, on such domestic occasions? Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- The doctrine of the origin of our several domestic races from several aboriginal stocks, has been carried to an absurd extreme by some authors. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- The first two weeks after her return represented to Mrs. Peniston the domestic equivalent of a religious retreat. Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- I love home, I am somewhat domestic, I love, dearly love my parents, and wish to improve the little talents God has given me. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- But the money which, by this annual diminution of produce, is annually thrown out of domestic circulation, will not be allowed to lie idle. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- These propositions will be most readily understood by looking to our domestic races. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- My life had hitherto been remarkably secluded and domestic; and this had given me invincible repugnance to new countenances. Mary Shelley. Frankenstein_Or_The Modern Prometheus.
- Hence it has been argued that no deductions can be drawn from domestic races to species in a state of nature. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- Livingstone states that good domestic breeds are highly valued by the negroes in the interior of Africa who have not associated with Europeans. Charles Darwin. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
- It was Christmas week: we took to no settled employment, but spent it in a sort of merry domestic dissipation. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- By the scallop-shell of Compostella, I will make a martyr of him, if he loiters here to hatch treason among my domestics! Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- The governor and his family are served and attended by domestics of a kind somewhat unusual. Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- It cost some exercise of the white truncheon, well seconded by the exertions of the domestics, to silence this canine clamour. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- The domestics were dismissed at her pleasure. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Domestics are in all countries a spoiled and unruly set. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Only two or three domestics shuddered in the bleak old servants' hall. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- She warned the domestics not to touch the child, as Mrs. Osborne might be offended. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Thirty horses stood in his stables, twenty-four male domestics sat in his halls, six body-women waited on his wife. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities.
- This personage had been exerting himself, with great alacrity, in driving all the flock of domestics to the other end of the verandah. Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- The three or four domestics resident in the deserted old house came presently at that jangling and continued summons. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Miss Horrocks was installed as housekeeper at Queen's Crawley, and ruled all the domestics there with great majesty and rigour. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
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