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domestic - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'domestic' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Domestic [ 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.
- 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.
- Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
- Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.
- Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.
2 . Domestic [ n.]
- One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.
- Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.

Meaning of 'domestic' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . domestic [ a]
Meaning (1):
- of or involving the home or family
Example in sentence:
  • an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste;
  • domestic happiness;
  • domestic worries;
  • everything sounded very peaceful and domestic;
  • they share the domestic chores
Meaning (2):
- of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
Example in sentence:
  • domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction
Meaning (3):
- of or relating to the home
Example in sentence:
  • domestic science;
  • domestic servant
4 . domestic [ s]
Meaning (4):
- converted or adapted to domestic use
Example in sentence:
  • domestic animals;
  • domesticated plants like maize
Meaning (5):
- produced in a particular country
Example in sentence:
  • domestic oil;
  • domestic wine