Domestic

Definition of Domestic

Do`mes´tic
a.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, servants.
His fortitude is the more extraordinary, because his domestic feelings were unusually strong.
- Macaulay.
3.Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.
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.
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.
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.(Com.) Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.

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