domesticdo‧mes‧tic1 /dəˈmestɪk/ ●●○W3AWL adjective1WITHIN ONE COUNTRYSANCOUNTRY/NATIONrelating to or happening in one particular country and not involving any other countries → foreigndomestic market/economy/demand etcthe booming domestic economyUS foreign and domestic policyour nation’s domestic affairsDomestic flights (=flights that stay inside a particular country) go from Terminal 1.2ABOUT FAMILY AND HOME[only before noun]SSF relating to family relationships and life at homeUnfortunately his domestic life wasn’t very happy.domestic tasks/chores/responsibilities etcNowadays there is more sharing of domestic chores.families that can afford domestic help (=help with cleaning, washing etc)an organization that supports women facing domestic violence (=violence in a family, especially from a husband to his wife)3USED AT HOMEDHused in people’s homesa new tax on domestic fueldomestic appliances such as washing machines4PERSONDHsomeone who is domesticenjoysspending time at home and is good at cooking, cleaning etcNo, I’m not very domestic.5ANIMALTADHP[only before noun] a domestic animal lives on a farm or in someone’s home opp wilddomestic pets —domestically /-kli/ adverbdomestically produced coalCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: relating to or happening in one particular country and not involving any other countriesnounsthe domestic market (=buying of goods inside a country)The French domestic market is the largest consumer of champagne.the domestic economy (=production of goods and profit from sales inside a country)Japan’s domestic economy expanded greatly during this period.domestic policy (=policy relating to your own country)The president’s foreign and domestic policies have been criticized.domestic affairs (=public and political events inside a country)Colombia rejected any interference in its domestic affairs.domestic demand (=the amount of a product that people want to buy in a country)Exports fell by 0.5 percent while domestic demand grew.domestic consumption (=the amount of a product that people use in a country)In the past the country’s industry was small enough to thrive on domestic consumption alone.domestic flights (=that stay inside a country)London’s airports handle one hundred thousand domestic flights a year.
COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: relating to family relationships and life at homenounsdomestic lifeShe enjoyed domestic life and bringing up three children.domestic tasks (=small jobs at home such as cleaning and washing)How many hours do you spend on domestic tasks each week?domestic chores (=boring tasks around the home)Many people find domestic chores very tedious.domestic responsibilitiesIt can be hard to balance your work and your domestic responsibilities.domestic problems (=problems in the home and with family relationships)I didn’t want to listen to any more of his domestic problems.a domestic dispute (=an argument between people who live together, especially when it involves violence)Police are often called to domestic disputes.domestic violence/abuse (=in a family, especially by a husband towards his wife)The organization supports women who are victims of domestic violence.domestic waste (=food, paper, glass etc that you throw out from the house)More domestic waste needs to be recycled.domestic help (=help with cleaning, washing etc)People in well-paid jobs can afford domestic help.domestic service formal (=the work of a servant in a large house)She went into domestic service at the age of 15.
domesticdomestic2 noun [countable]1BODH old-fashioned a servant who works in a large house2British English informal a fight between members of a family in their homeIt sounded like the neighbours were having a bit of a domestic.
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domestic• In hospitalenvironmentsbasic services such as cooking and laundry were organized centrally and cleaning was undertaken by domestics.• For example, in the 1920s there were no civiliandomestics at the station-house.• When I went into the house, the domesticsrefrained from looking at me.• The exoticappeal of the domestic does not, however, last.From Longman Business Dictionarydomesticdo‧mes‧tic /dəˈmestɪk/ adjective [only before a noun]1relating to the home or the familydramatic rises planned on domestic fuel bills2relating to the country you live in, rather than abroadThe government hoped to halt the overall decline in domestic investment by restructuring industrial production.Only farmers with a federal license can sell peanuts on thedomestic market.Foreign concern over human rights issues does not constitute interference indomestic affairs.