Meaning of DOMESTIC in English

/ dəˈmestɪk; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective


[ usually before noun ] of or inside a particular country; not foreign or international :

domestic affairs / politics

domestic flights (= to and from places within a country)

Output consists of both exports and sales on the domestic market.

SYN foreign


[ only before noun ] used in the home; connected with the home or family :

domestic appliances

domestic chores

the growing problem of domestic violence (= violence between members of the same family)

domestic service (= the work of a servant in a large house)

domestic help (= help with the work in a house; the person or people who do this work)


liking home life; enjoying or good at cooking, cleaning the house, etc. :

I'm not a very domestic sort of person.


( of animals ) kept on farms or as pets; not wild

►  do·mes·tic·al·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb :

domestically produced goods

■ noun


(also ˌdomestic ˈhelp , ˌdomestic ˈworker ) a servant who works in sb's house, doing the cleaning and other jobs


( BrE , informal ) a fight between two members of the same family :

The police were called to sort out a domestic.



late Middle English : from French domestique , from Latin domesticus , from domus house.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.