Do*mes"tic (?), a. [L. domesticus, fr. domus use: cf. F. domestique. See 1st Dome.]


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.


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.



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


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


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


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Do*mes"tic, n.


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.]


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