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definition 1: of or related to the home or household.
example: Their son takes care of the domestic chores now that their health has declined.
example: He was happy for his wife to make all the domestic decisions.
definition 2: capable of or used to living with humans.
example: Cats and dogs are domestic animals.
definition 3: of the home country.
example: This part of the newspaper is devoted to domestic affairs.
example: They were surprised that the wine was domestic and not imported.
definition 1: to become aware of by means of the senses.
example: The students are learning how the brain perceives sound.
example: The dog perceived a change in its owner and became alarmed.
example: If we smell something continually over a length of time, eventually we no longer perceive it.
definition 2: to mentally notice or distinguish, or to grasp and comprehend what something is.
example: I can’t perceive the difference between these concepts.
example: He hoped that his enemy could not perceive his weakness.
example: She did not perceive her daughter’s feelings of jealousy.
definition: the degree, amount, space, or distance that something reaches or covers.
example: His family was not aware of the extent of his illness.
example: We were surprised by the great extent of his knowledge on the subject.
example: This map shows the extent of the journey made by the explorers.
example: He will be punished to the full extent of the law.
definition 1: associated with all sides or with all members of a group.
example: The political leaders claimed that they were working for the common good.
definition 2: shared jointly.
example: The two families use a common kitchen.
example: During the war, the two countries fought side by side against their common enemy.
example: We need to work together to achieve our common goal.
example: He and I have a common interest in stamp collecting.
definition 3: frequently seen or occurring.
example: A sore throat and cough are common symptoms of a cold.
example: It’s a dangerous curve, and accidents are common.
definition 4: having or showing low breeding or behavior.
example: They forbade their son, heir to the family title, to marry this “common” girl.
example: She still considered it common for a woman to ride a horse like a man instead of riding sidesaddle.
definition: of or related to a large group of people who share a distinctive culture, language, or religion, or who are of the same race or national heritage.
example: Japanese and Chinese immigrants made up two of Hawaii’s major ethnic groups in 1900.
example: We chose this school for our children because of its ethnic diversity.