Meaning of DOMESTIC in English


Pronunciation: d ə - ' mes-tik

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus

Date: 15th century

1 a : living near or about human habitations b : TAME , DOMESTICATED <the domestic cat>

2 : of, relating to, or originating within a country and especially one's own country < domestic politics> < domestic wines>

3 : of or relating to the household or the family < domestic chores> < domestic happiness>

4 : devoted to home duties and pleasures <leading a quietly domestic life>


– do · mes · ti · cal · ly \ -ti-k( ə -)l ē \ adverb

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