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.
2. Territory ruled by a government or a leader.
3. An area of land owned and controlled by a person, family, or organization.
4. In law, rights relating to the ownership of land.
5. In computerese, domain name, 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; especially on their leaves, serving as a shelter for insects, mites, or fungi.
2. Etymology: from Latin domus, "home".
domatologist (s) (noun), domatologists (pl)
1. Someone who studies houses.
2. A professional housekeeper.
domatology (s) (noun), domatologies (pl)
The science or study of houses.
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 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
1. Relating to or used in the home or everyday life within a household.
2. Relating to or involving the family or people living together within a household.
3. In agriculture, not wild, kept as a farm animal or as a pet; to tame, or adapt, animals, plants, etc., to home use or cultivation.
4. Produced, distributed, sold, or occurring within a country.
5. Relating to the internal affairs of a nation or country.
6. Enjoying home and family life.
7. A domestic is someone who is employed to do housework in another person's home or other duties in a large household.
8. Etymology: from Middle French domestique, from Latin domesticus, "belonging to the household"; from domus, "house".
domesticable
domestically
domesticate (verb), domesticates; domesticated; domesticating
1. In agriculture, to accustom an animal to living with or near people; examples include 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
domestication (s) (noun), domestications (pl)
1. Animals or plants that are under human control in order to provide food or companionship: The cultivation of plants and the raising of animals is a form of domestication because such life achieves breeding that increases their suitability for human requirements.
2. Someone who is accustomed to doing housework: 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 food and other expenses for their families.
domesticator
domesticity
1. Life as it is lived at home.
2. A fondness for home life or familiarity with home life.
3. The concerns of the home and family; family life.

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-.