Meaning of “domestic” in the English Dictionary

"domestic" in British English

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uk /dəˈmes.tɪk/ us /dəˈmes.tɪk/

domestic adjective (COUNTRY)

B2 relating to a person's own country:

domestic airlines/flights
Domestic opinion had turned against the war.

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adverb uk /dəˈmes.tɪ.kəl.i/ us /dəˈmes.tɪ.kəl.i/

Such a policy would be unacceptable both domestically and internationally.

domesticnoun [ C ]

uk /dəˈmes.tɪk/ us /dəˈmes.tɪk/

domestic noun [ C ] (CRIME)

mainly UK informal a fight or attack that happens in a home between people who know each other:

Police officers should never dismiss a violent incident as "a domestic".

domestic noun [ C ] (SERVANT)

old-fashioned also domestic help someone paid to do work, such as cleaning and cooking, in someone else's house

(Definition of “domestic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"domestic" in American English

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us /dəˈmes·tɪk/

domestic adjective (OF HOME)

relating to the home, house, or family:

I’ve never been fond of domestic chores like cooking and cleaning.

domestic adjective (OF COUNTRY)

politics & government relating to a person’s own country:

The president’s domestic policy has been more successful than his foreign policy.

domesticnoun [ C ]

us /dəˈmes·tɪk/ dated

domestic noun [ C ] (WORKER)

someone paid to help with work that needs to be done in a house, such as cleaning and washing clothes

(Definition of “domestic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"domestic" in Business English

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domesticadjective [ usually before noun ]

uk /dəˈmestɪk/ us

of, relating to, or within a person's own country:

Domestic retailers are facing relentless pressure from imports.
Focusing on exporting can help fight off domestic and foreign competition.

relating to the home or families:

Our service is aimed at domestic users.
domestic chores

The company continues to search for expansion opportunities, both domestically and overseas.

(Definition of “domestic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)