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.]
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.
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.
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.
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]