Meaning of DOMESTIC in English

I. də-ˈmes-tik adjective

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

Date: 15th century


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

5. : indigenous

• do·mes·ti·cal·ly -ti-k(ə-)lē adverb

II. noun

Date: 1613

1. : a household servant

2. : an article of domestic manufacture — usually used in plural

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.