domestic

Domestic generally means relating to someone's family, home, or home country. Domestic work is work done in the home––a domestic is someone who works in a home, such as a nanny or a maid.

Domestic is also used to refer to products that are produced in your country, or policies and affairs that relate to your country. And domestic animals, such as cats and dogs, are used to living with people. Domestic derives from Middle English, from Old French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus "house."

Definitions of domestic
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adj of or relating to the home

domestic servant”
domestic science”

adj 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”
Synonyms:
domesticated
accustomed to home life
home-loving
devoted to home duties and pleasures
home-style
as if in the home
housewifely
related or suited to a housewife
husbandly
related to or suited to a husband
Antonyms:
undomestic
not domestic or related to home
undomesticated
unaccustomed to home life
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adj converted or adapted to domestic use

domestic animals”
Synonyms:
domesticated
tame, tamed
brought from wildness into a domesticated state

adj of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation

domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction”
Synonyms:
home, interior, internal, national
inside the country
municipal
of or relating to the government of a municipality
national
limited to or in the interests of a particular nation
Antonyms:
foreign
of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
abroad, overseas
in a foreign country
external, international, outside
from or between other countries
international
concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
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adj produced in a particular country

domestic wine”
domestic oil”
Synonyms:
native
characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin

n a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household

Synonyms:
domestic help, house servant
Types:
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ayah
(in India) a native nursemaid who looks after children
home help
a person hired to help in another's home (especially one employed by a local authority to help the infirm with domestic work)
housekeeper
a servant who is employed to perform domestic task in a household
amah, housemaid, maid, maidservant
a female domestic
skivvy, slavey
a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
chambermaid, fille de chambre
a maid who is employed to clean and care for bedrooms (now primarily in hotels)
handmaid, handmaiden
a personal maid or female attendant
lady's maid
a maid who is a lady's personal attendant
parlormaid, parlourmaid
a maid in a private home whose duties are to care for the parlor and the table and to answer the door
Type of:
retainer, servant
a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

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