Meaning of domestically in English:


Pronunciation /dəˈmɛstɪkli/


  • 1In a way that relates to the running of a home or to family relations.

    ‘I am becoming a domestically disorganized mess’
    • ‘Women who are domestically abused face a higher risk of contracting HIV.’
    • ‘Frayn presents us with two couples domestically intertwined.’
    • ‘You don't seem very domestically inclined, although I understand you and your boyfriend are building a house in Massachusetts.’
    • ‘What she did was launch digs, a sort of Martha Stewart Living for the domestically impaired.’
    • ‘Her buddies include Susan, the domestically challenged divorcee, and Lynette, high-flying career woman turned Mom to four brats.’
    • ‘The juice is increasingly used in cakes and desserts in Japan, both commercially and domestically.’
    • ‘The product line and promotional materials defined women domestically even as the company offered them jobs.’
    • ‘She distributes her business plans: a hot line that women can call when they're under threat, domestically or financially; a radio station.’
    • ‘Some relationships are organized by power differences between partners (e.g., those which are domestically violent or emotionally abusive).’
    • ‘Popular culture has never been so women-friendly - and so domestically women-friendly too.’
    1. 1.1In a home environment.
      ‘barn owls can be kept domestically’
      • ‘There are dangers in drawing comparisons between an artificially bred and domestically trained animal and an animal which is living completely in the wild.’
      • ‘The main problem, as we saw it, was that none of us realized that domestically raised, free range turkeys can fly.’
      • ‘The animals that were kept domestically were much the same as today, sheep, pigs, cattle, goats and a few horses.’
      • ‘The Government also wants to make it easier for people to sell energy they create domestically back to the National Grid.’
  • 2In a way that relates to activities inside a particular country; nationally.

    ‘only a quarter of French locomotives were domestically produced’
    • ‘the company has a high reputation both domestically and internationally’
    • ‘The most worrying aspect of the figures is that for the main part inflation is domestically led.’
    • ‘The majority of local suppliers are domestically owned.’
    • ‘Domestically grown mangoes, which come from Florida and California and are considered the best by aficionados, peak in summer.’
    • ‘They also realize that expanding domestically could actually produce losses.’
    • ‘Originally crafted as a Japan-only release, the album has since deservedly been released domestically.’
    • ‘As a result, virtually all the chicken eaten in New Zealand is raised and processed domestically.’
    • ‘Currently, only 20% of their products are sold domestically, with the remaining evenly split between Brazil and England.’
    • ‘His company's headquarters is in the United States, and sales, marketing and support are done domestically too.’
    • ‘We need closer supervision of financial institutions, both domestically and worldwide.’
    • ‘Tom made 11 foreign trips in the period and also travelled extensively domestically.’