- 1Relating to the running of a home or to family relations: domestic chores domestic violenceMore example sentences
- To address this, more work needs to be done in assessing the training needs of health professionals in relation to domestic violence.
- This re-organization is having a profound effect on social relations and domestic arrangements in the main family entertainment room.
- An expert believes family doctors can play an important role in helping resolve various family problems, including domestic violence.
- 1.1Of or for use in the home rather than in an industrial or office environment: domestic water suppliesMore example sentences
- It has also developed materials for the steel industry, office machinery, domestic appliances, industrial safety, sports surfaces and car components.
- For a while the government banned all use of the waters for industrial and domestic purposes.
- She owes an awful lot to domestic appliances - or rather, the lack of them.
- 1.2(Of an animal) tame and kept by humans: domestic dogsMore example sentences
- Now, the centre is home to a whole range of animals, including domestic pets like cats and dogs.
- Common around outlying human settlements, the bobcat will sometimes take small farm animals including domestic cats if easily accessible.
- We cannot just go in there without any notice at all and spray children, domestic pets, and animals such as horses.
- 1.3(Of a person) fond of family life and running a home: she was not at all domesticMore example sentences
- If a man wipes his feet on the door mat before coming into the room, you may be sure he will make a good domestic husband.
- My mother was a domestic goddess in every household art except culinary.
- I can't wait to have a family and I'm very domestic.
- 2Existing or occurring inside a particular country; not foreign or international: Egypt’s domestic affairsMore example sentences
- The bright-line separation between foreign and domestic affairs has proven to be problematic.
- This is just as true in all areas of domestic affairs as in foreign policies.
- Not recommended for the beginner investor, these are bonds issued in foreign markets by domestic companies.
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- 1 (also domestic worker or domestic help) A person who is paid to help with cleaning and other menial tasks in a person’s home.More example sentences
- Nor were we happy with how some of the churches educated, when they seemed to train the young primarily for menial pursuits such as domestics.
- One revealing factor is that the care of elderly people typically appeared as one of many household tasks carried out by domestic workers.
- The vast majority of paid and unpaid domestic workers are women.
- 2British • informal A violent quarrel between family members, especially husband and wife: they are often called to sort out a domesticMore example sentences
- You get the odd one in other parts of the country, and they often turn out to be domestics.
- I really wish my neighbors would stop having their domestics in the backyard.
- Because of the unpredictably the two most dangerous incidents police could attend were domestics and stopping vehicles, he said.
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- He might find it hard to concoct a policy to satisfy that particular audience, but this process has proved successful domestically.
- About 900,000 tonnes is produced domestically, with the rest imported, he said.
- To my grandma and my aunt, I am the girl who is domestically hopeless.
late Middle English: from French domestique, from Latin domesticus, from domus 'house'.