Domestic

Domestic can refer to:

  • A domestic worker
  • Domestic airport
  • Domestic violence
  • Domestikos (English: the Domestic), a Byzantine title
    • Domestic of the Schools, commander-in-chief of the Byzantine army in the 9th-11th centuries

Famous quotes containing the word domestic:

    I have no hesitation in saying that although the American woman never leaves her domestic sphere and is in some respects very dependent within it, nowhere does she enjoy a higher station. And ... if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nation, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women.
    Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

    I am not naturally ... “A bag of wind”; yet ... I mean deliberately and decidedly “to cut” in future all my old ideas on this head. I don’t think modesty “pays.” It is a good quality in a family, it is a domestic virtue, it makes a home happy after you have got a home, but it is not potent in getting homes. It is not a money-maker, neither is it lucky in gaining a reputation. I am of the impression that gaseous bodies do better.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    It’s a naïve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)