HyperDic: domestic

English > 6 senses of the word domestic:
ADJECTIVEalldomesticof concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
pertdomesticof or relating to the home / home / home / home
alldomesticof or involving the home or family
alldomestic, domesticatedconverted or adapted to domestic use
alldomesticproduced in a particular country
NOUNperson domestic, domestic help, house servanta servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
domestic > pronunciation
Soundsdahmeh'stihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > domestic: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation.
Example"domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"
Narrowerhome, interior, internal, nationalInside the country
municipalOf or relating to the government of a municipality
See alsonationalLimited to or in the interests of a particular nation
OppositeforeignOf concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
Spanishinterior, interno, nacional
Adverbsdomesticallywith respect to the internal affairs of a government
English > domestic: 6 senses > adjective 2, pert
MeaningOf or relating to the home / home / home / home.
Examples
  • "domestic servant"
  • "domestic science"
Spanishdoméstico
Catalandomèstic
Nounsdomesticitydomestic / domestic activities or life
homehousing that someone is living in
English > domestic: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf or involving the home or family.
Examples
  • "domestic worries"
  • "domestic happiness"
  • "they share the domestic chores"
  • "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"
  • "an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"
Attribute ofdomesticityThe quality of being domestic or domesticated
Narrowerdomesticatedaccustomed to home life
home-lovingdevoted to home duties and pleasures
home-styleAs if in the home
housewifelyrelated or suited to a housewife
husbandlyrelated to or suited to a husband
Oppositeundomesticnot domestic or related to home
Spanishcasero, doméstico
Catalancasolà, domèstic
Adverbsdomesticallywith respect to home or family
English > domestic: 6 senses > adjective 4
Meaningconverted or adapted to domestic use.
Examples
  • "domestic animals"
  • "domesticated plants like maize"
Synonymdomesticated
Broadertame, tamedBrought from wildness into a domesticated state
Spanishdomesticado, doméstico
Nounsdomesticitythe quality of being domestic or domesticated
English > domestic: 6 senses > adjective 5
Meaningproduced in a particular country.
Examples
  • "domestic wine"
  • "domestic oil"
BroadernativeCharacteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin
Spanishdoméstico, nacional
Catalannacional
English > domestic: 6 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household.
Synonymsdomestic help, house servant
Narrowerayah(in India) a native nursemaid who looks after children
home helpA person hired to help in another's home (especially one employed by a local authority to help the infirm with domestic work)
housekeeperA servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household
maid, maidservant, housemaid, amahA female domestic
skivvy, slaveyA female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
Broaderservant, retainerA person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
Spanishasistente, criado, doméstico
Catalancriat, domèstic, servent

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