domestic


domestic
do|mes|tic1 W2 [dəˈmestık] adj
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus 'house']
1.) relating to or happening in one particular country and not involving any other countries
domestic market/economy/demand etc
the booming domestic economy
US foreign and domestic policy
our nation's domestic affairs
Domestic flights (=flights that stay inside a particular country) go from Terminal 1.
2.) [only before noun]
relating to family relationships and life at home
Unfortunately his domestic life wasn't very happy.
domestic tasks/chores/responsibilities etc
Nowadays there is more sharing of domestic chores.
families that can afford domestic help (=help with cleaning, washing etc)
an organization that supports women facing domestic violence (=violence in a family, especially from a husband to his wife)
3.) used in people's homes
a new tax on domestic fuel
domestic appliances such as washing machines
4.) someone who is domestic enjoys spending time at home and is good at cooking, cleaning etc
No, I'm not very domestic.
5.) [only before noun]
a domestic animal lives on a farm or in someone's home
cats, dogs and other domestic pets
>domestically [-kli] adv
domestically produced coal
domestic 2
domestic2 n
1.) old-fashioned a servant who works in a large house
2.) BrE informal a fight between members of a family in their home
It sounded like the neighbours were having a bit of a domestic.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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