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domestic

do·mes·tic

domestic

 
 
pronunciation:
d me stihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or related to the household or family.
Their son takes care of the domestic chores now that their health has declined.He was happy for his wife to make all the domestic decisions.
 
synonyms:
familial, family, household
similar words:
home, residential
definition 2: particularly fond of the home or maintaining a home.
She loves her job and does not consider herself very domestic.
definition 3: capable of or used to living with humans.
Cats and dogs are domestic animals.
synonyms:
tame
antonyms:
wild
similar words:
gentle, housebroken
definition 4: of the home country.
This part of the newspaper is devoted to domestic affairs.They were surprised that the wine was domestic and not imported.
synonyms:
indigenous, native
antonyms:
alien, external, foreign, imported, international
similar words:
endemic, homebred, homegrown, internal, national
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part of speech: noun
definition: one who serves a household for pay; servant.
His grandmother had been a domestic in one of those grand houses.
synonyms:
butler, help, housekeeper, housemaid, maid, maidservant, manservant, servant, valet
similar words:
factotum, governess, hand, hireling, major-domo, scullion, steward
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derivation: domestically (adv.)
Word History
Domestic comes from domus, the Latin word for "house." It was first used to mean "of one's own country" in 1545. The English word dome also comes from domus.
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  cat, country, dog, economy, family, mammal
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