dom-, domo-, domat-, domato-

(Greek > Latin: house, home; master or lord of the house)

domain (s) (noun), domains (pl)
1. An area of activity over which somebody has control: Mrs. Smith, the customer, complained to Mrs. Wilson in the department store about a product she had recently bought, but since it wasn't in Mrs. Wilson's domain to solve the problem, Mrs. Smith was sent to the customer service desk.
2. Territory ruled by a government or a leader: In the story, the king ruled over his domain in a cruel way.
3. An area of land owned and controlled by a person, family, or organization: The estate, or domain, that Jane's family owned belonged to her ancestors many, many years ago.
4. In law, a right relating to the ownership of land: In a domain, whoever has the absolute right of possession also has the right to dispose of that piece of property.
5. In computerese and internet: A domain name is the sequence of words, phrases, abbreviations, or characters that identifies a specific computer or network on the internet and serves as its address.
7. Etymology: from Latin dominium, "right of ownership, dominion"; from dominus, "a lord"; "a territory under one government or ruler; supreme ownership".
domatium (s) (noun), domatia (pl)
1. A small structure developed in certain plants: A domatium can grow on the leaves of plants, serving as a shelter for insects, mites, or fungi.
2. Etymology: from Latin domus, "home".
domatologist (s) (noun), domatologists (pl)
1. A person who studies houses: Rose was very interested in all kinds of houses, like duplexes, farmhouses, lodges, mansions, etc., and decided to become a domatologist and later be able to give advice to people who wanted to buy such a dwelling.
2. A professional housekeeper: The elderly and frail Mrs. Grant decided to hire a domatologist to help her with keeping her house clean and tidy.
domatology (s) (noun), domatologies (pl)
The science or study of houses: Jack hoped to find an institute or college that had a department in domatology so that he could learn more about all kinds of past, present, and possibly future residences.
domatophobia (s) (noun), domatophobias (pl)
An excessive, or irrational, repugnance of being confined in a house or in one's home: Doug always had to go on walks a few times each day because he couldn't stand having to stay within his residence, and his family doctor told him that he suffered from domatophobia, a kind of claustrophobia.
domatophobiac (s) (noun), domatophobiacs (pl)
Someone who has an uncontrollable dread of being confined in a house: Dr. Smith had many patients in the prison where he worked who were domatophobiacs, because they all had extreme difficulties getting used to being locked in their cells and also within the walls of the penal institution.
dome (s) (noun), domes (pl)
1. A mansion or stately building: The archaic term dome refers to an imposing edifice with a rounded vault forming the roof, typically with a circular base.
2. Etymology: from Latin domus, "house"; from Greek doma, "housetop, house, temple".
domestic (s) (noun), domestics (pl)
A person who is paid to do menial tasks in someone else's home: A domestic is an individual who is employed to do housework or other duties in another person's domicile or in a large household.
domestic (adjective), more domestic, most domestic
1. Relating to or used in the home or everyday life within a household: Every weekend Jane had to do domestic chores in her condo, like vacuuming, dusting, and doing the laundry.
2. Concerning or involving the family or people living together within a household: The newspapers were full of articles about sensational domestic violence taking place in some homes in the city.
3. In agriculture, referring to an animal kept on a farm or as a pet: The domestic cows on Sam's farm were kept in the barn during the winter months.
4. Descriptive of something produced, distributed, sold, or occurring within a country: The German couple thought that the domestic wine grown in southern Germany tasted very good, so they bought a few bottles of it at the local store.
5. Pertaining to the internal affairs of a nation or country: The president made a speech which included information about the country's domestic concepts or affairs, like the need for restrictions for owning weapons.
6. Pertaining to a tendency to remain or stay at home: The couple enjoyed their domestice life at home with their young children and decided to have vacation on their balcony and in their garden.
7. Etymology: from Middle French domestique, from Latin domesticus, "belonging to the household"; from domus, "house".
domesticable (adjective), more domesticable, most domesticable
Regarding an animal or plant to be tamed or controlled: Jim's young dog was domesticable and could help him with hunting rabbits.
domestically (adverb), more domestically, most domestically
1. Regarding how sports events are played at home: The last football game was played domestically and was a complete disaster!
2. Pertaining to how internal affairs are treated in the government: Domestically, the senators all agreed to the propositions made by the president regarding the nation's economic policies.
3. Concerning how matters are tended to in a family: When domestically planning the chores among the children in the family, the parents gave the bigger jobs to the older ones, and the less difficult ones to the younger kids.
domesticate (verb), domesticates; domesticated; domesticating
1. In agriculture, to accustom an animal to live with or near people including farm animals or pets: People have domesticated dogs, cats, cattle, horses, chickens, other birds, etc. for many years.
2. To educate people to behave in an appropriate way at home, such as to use good manners, to be polite and helpful: Shirley's mother jokes that the family's cat and dog are easier to domesticate than the children!
domesticated animal (s) (noun), domesticated animals (pl)
Any animal that has been trained and has adjusted to live in human surroundings: Various animals, like cats, dogs, horses, and cows, can be domesticated animals and exist in environments among people.
domestication (s) (noun), domestications (pl)
1. The control of an animal or plant in order to provide food or companionship: The cultivation of plants and the raising of animals are two forms of domestication because such life achieves breeding that increases their suitability for human requirements.
2. The activity of doing housework and keeping the home in good order: In the past, and sometimes in the present, mothers have been responsible for the domestication of their homes because the fathers were usually the only providers of the necessities of life, like food and clothing, and were responsible for paying the bills for electricity, water, etc. for their families.
domesticator (s) (noun), domesticators (pl)
A person who trains plants and animals to live with and be of use to an individual: In his garden, Joe turned out to be a domesticator when he removed the unwanted plants in order to grow herbs and vegetables for his family. :

Related "home; house" word units: ecdemo-; eco-; nosto-.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; gov-; magist-; poten-; regi-; tyran-.