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Definition of "domestic" []

  • Of or relating to the family or household: domestic chores. (adjective)
  • Fond of home life and household affairs. (adjective)
  • Tame or domesticated. Used of animals. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a country's internal affairs: domestic issues such as tax rates and highway construction. (adjective)
  • Produced in or indigenous to a particular country: domestic oil; domestic wine. (adjective)
  • Of or involving the home or family (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Enjoying or accustomed to home or family life (adjective)
  • (of an animal) bred or kept by man as a pet or for purposes such as the supply of food (adjective)
  • Of, produced in, or involving one's own country or a specific country (adjective)
  • A household servant (noun)
  • (esp in police use) an incident of violence in the home, esp between a man and a woman (noun)

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Use "domestic" in a sentence
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  • "The "Better This World" filmmakers, Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, said they came away from their reporting with a recognition that use of the term "domestic terrorist" had broadened dramatically since the Sept. 11 attacks."
  • ""Though the Supreme Court in Morrison did not explicitly define the phrase 'domestic transactions,' there can be little doubt that the phrase was intended to be a reference to the location of the transaction, not to the location of the purchaser and that the Supreme Court clearly sought to bar claims based on purchases and sales of foreign securities on foreign exchanges, even though the purchasers were American," Judge Holwell said."