[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.

Checked by Bonnie

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Homely.[2]. Fond of home.[3]. Intestine, not foreign.[4]. Tame, domesticated, not wild.

n. Servant, house-servant, HELP.

Typist: Zamenhof

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Domiciliary, private

ANT:Foreign, public

Editor: Vince


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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