Definition of domestic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dəˈmestɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dəˈmestɪk//
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  1. 1  [usually before noun] of or inside a particular country; not foreign or international domestic affairs/politics domestic flights (= to and from places within a country) Output consists of both exports and sales on the domestic market. opposite foreign
  2. 2  [only before noun] used in the home; connected with the home or family domestic appliances domestic chores the growing problem of domestic violence (= violence between members of the same family) domestic service (= the work of a servant in a large house) See related entries: How a building looks
  3. 3liking home life; enjoying or good at cooking, cleaning the house, etc. I'm not a very domestic sort of person.
  4. 4  (of animals) kept on farms or as pets; not wild
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: from French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus ‘house’.Extra examples Even passengers on domestic flights may be required to carry ID. He was a chief White House adviser on domestic policy. On the domestic front, the prime minister’s main concern was the economy. The company has made losses in both its domestic and international operations. The election campaign has been focused mainly on domestic issues. The midfielder has played in two domestic cup games plus a European Cup match.
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