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Domestic vs. Foreign

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  • Domestic (adjective)

    Of or relating to the home.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Of or relating to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur.

    "domestic violence;"

    "domestic hot water"

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Internal to a specific country.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Tending to stay at home; not outgoing.

  • Domestic (noun)

    A house servant; a maid; a household worker.

  • Domestic (noun)

    A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Located outside a country or place, especially one's own.

    "foreign markets; foreign soil"

    "He liked visiting foreign cities."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Originating from, characteristic of, belonging to, or being a citizen of a country or place other than the one under discussion.

    "foreign car; foreign word; foreign citizen; foreign trade"

    "There are many more foreign students in Europe since the Erasmus scheme started."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Relating to a different nation.

    "foreign policy; foreign navies"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Not characteristic of or naturally taken in by an organism or system.

    "foreign body; foreign substance; foreign gene; foreign species"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Alien; strange.

    "It was completely foreign to their way of thinking."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    From a different one of the states of the United States, as of a state of residence or incorporation.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Belonging to a different organization, company etc.

    "My bank charges me $2.50 every time I use a foreign ATM."

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Outside, outdoors, outdoor.

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreign person, particularly:

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreigner: a person from another country.

  • Foreign (noun)

    An outsider: a person from another place or group.

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreign ship.

  • Foreign (noun)

    : an outhouse.

  • Foreign (noun)

    A foreign area, particularly:

  • Foreign (noun)

    A non-guildmember.

  • Foreign (noun)

    An area of a community that lies outside the legal town or parish limits.

  • Foreign (noun)

    Short for various phrases, including foreign language, foreign parts, and foreign service.

Wiktionary
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  • Domestic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to one's house or home, or one's household or family; relating to home life; as, domestic concerns, life, duties, cares, happiness, worship, servants.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Remaining much at home; devoted to home duties or pleasures; as, a domestic man or woman.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a nation considered as a family or home, or to one's own country; intestine; not foreign; as, foreign wars and domestic dissensions.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Living in or near the habitations of man; domesticated; tame as distinguished from wild; as, domestic animals.

  • Domestic (adjective)

    Made in one's own house, nation, or country; as, domestic manufactures, wines, etc.

  • Domestic (noun)

    One who lives in the family of an other, as hired household assistant; a house servant.

  • Domestic (noun)

    Articles of home manufacture, especially cotton goods.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; - with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature.

  • Foreign (adjective)

    Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Domestic (noun)

    a household servant

  • Domestic (adjective)

    of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation;

    "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction"

  • Domestic (adjective)

    of or relating to the home;

    "domestic servant"

    "domestic science"

  • Domestic (adjective)

    of or involving the home or family;

    "domestic worries"

    "domestic happiness"

    "they share the domestic chores"

    "everything sounded very peaceful and domestic"

    "an author of blood-and-thunder novels yet quite domestic in his taste"

  • Domestic (adjective)

    converted or adapted to domestic use;

    "domestic animals"

    "domesticated plants like maize"

  • Domestic (adjective)

    produced in a particular country;

    "domestic wine"

    "domestic oil"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own);

    "foreign trade"

    "a foreign office"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world;

    "foreign nations"

    "a foreign accent"

    "on business in a foreign city"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something;

    "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"

    "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"

    "jealousy is foreign to her nature"

  • Foreign (adjective)

    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source;

    "water free of extraneous matter"

    "foreign particles in milk"

Princeton's WordNet
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