Hypertext Webster Gateway: "domestic"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Domestic \Do*mes"tic\, a. [L. domesticus, fr. domus use: cf. F.
domestique. See 1st {Dome}.]
1. Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's
household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic
concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship,

His fortitude is the more extraordinary, because his
domestic feelings were unusually strong. --Macaulay.

4. Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or
home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign; as,
foreign wars and domestic dissensions. --Shak.

3. Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or
pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.

4. Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated;
tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.

5. Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic
manufactures, wines, etc.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Domestic \Do*mes"tic\, n.
1. One who lives in the family of an other, as hired
household assistant; a house servant.

The master labors and leads an anxious life, to
secure plenty and ease to the domestic. --V. Knox.

2. pl. (Com.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton
goods. [U. S.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a
nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway
construction" [ant: {foreign}]
2: of or relating to the home; "domestic servant"; "domestic
3: of or involving the home or family; "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" [ant: {undomestic}]
4: converted or adapted to domestic use; "domestic animals";
"domesticated plants like maize" [syn: {domesticated}]
5: produced in a particular country; "domestic wine"; "domestic
n : a household servant [syn: {domestic help}, {house servant}]

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