from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the family or household: domestic chores.
- adj. Fond of home life and household affairs.
- adj. Tame or domesticated. Used of animals.
- adj. Of or relating to a country's internal affairs: domestic issues such as tax rates and highway construction.
- adj. Produced in or indigenous to a particular country: domestic oil; domestic wine.
- n. A household servant.
- n. Cotton cloth.
- n. Household linens. Often used in the plural.
- n. A product or substance discovered in, developed in, or exported from a particular country.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to the home.
- adj. Of or relating to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur.
- adj. Kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.
- adj. Internal to a specific country.
- n. A house servant; a maid; a household worker.
- n. A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign.
- adj. Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures.
- adj. Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild.
- adj. Made in one's own house, nation, or country
- n. One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.
- n. Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or belonging to the home or household, or to household affairs; pertaining to one's place of residence, or to the affairs which concern it, or used in the conduct of such affairs: as, domestic concerns; domestic life; domestic duties; domestic servants; domestic animals.
- Attached to the occupations of the home or the family; pertaining to home life, or to household affairs or interests: as, a domestic man or woman.
- Pertaining to a nation considered as a family, or to one's own country; internal; not foreign: as, domestic dissensions; domestic goods; domestic trade.
- Home-made: an epithet applied to certain cotton cloths of American manufacture. See II., 5.
- Collectively, the styles or methods pursued in building for domestic purposes; the character or quality of domestic buildings: as, the domestic architecture of England as compared with that of France.
- n. A household servant; a servant residing with a family.
- n. A native of a country.
- n. An inmate of a house.
- n. A domicile; a home.
- n. plural Home-made cotton cloths, either bleached or unbleached, of the grades in common use, and neither printed nor dyed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
- adj. converted or adapted to domestic use
- adj. of or involving the home or family
- n. a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
- adj. of or relating to the home
- adj. produced in a particular country
Middle English, from Old French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus, house; see dem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin domesticus, from domus ("house, home"). (Wiktionary)