domo-, dom-, domato-, domat- (Greek > Latin: house, home ["master, lord" of the house]).
In architecture; 1. An individually owned unit of real estate, especially an apartment or townhouse, in a building or on land that is owned in common by the owners of the units.
2. A building or complex containing condominium apartments or townhouses. In politics;
3. A country governed by two or more different countries with joint responsibility.
4. The system under which a country or state is ruled by two or more other nations.
Etymologically, danger is a parallel formation of dominion. It comes from Vulgar Latin domniarium "power or sway of a lord, dominion, jurisdiction", a derivative of Latin dominus "lord, master". English got the word from Old French dangier and Anglo-Norman daunger, keeping the word's original sense until the 17th century. There were notions of being in someone's danger (that is, "in his power, at his mercy") and of being in danger of something (that is, "liable to something unpleasant, such as loss or punishment").
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1. The scope of a subject.
2. An area of activity over which somebody has influence.
3. Territory ruled by a government or a leader.
4. An area of land owned and controlled by a person, family, or organization.
5. In law, rights relating to the ownership of land.
6. 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.
A small structure developed in certain plants; especially on their leaves, serving as a shelter for insects, mites, or fungi.
One who studies houses.
The science or study of houses.
An excessive fear of being confined in a house; a form of claustrophobia.
Someone who has an uncontrollable fear of being confined in a house.
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.
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.
domesticate, domesticated, domestication, domesticable, domestically:
1. In agriculture, to accustom an animal to living with or near people, usually as a farm animal or pet.
2. To accustom someone to home life or housework.
3. In biology, to cultivate plants or raise animals, selectively breeding them to increase their suitability for human requirements.
4. The adaptation of plants and animals for life in intimate association with man.
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.
domicile, domiciled, domiciling, domiciles:
1. The house, apartment, or other place where someone lives.
2. In law, someone's true, fixed, and legally recognized place of residence, especially in cases of prolonged absence that require the person to prove a continuing and significant connection with the place.
1. Relating to a home or homes.
2. Provided for or attending to people in their own homes.
Living in a tube, nest, or other domicile.
That which relates to household affairs; the art of housekeeping, cookery, etc.; domestic economy.
To divide (the heavens) into twelve equal parts or "houses" by means of great circles; to locate (the planets) in their respective "houses". Also domifying and domification.
1. In ecology, the ability of a given species, because of its size, population density, or fitness, to predominate within a community and affect or control other species there.
2. As a behavior, a situation in which an individual animal has higher status in a group in terms of access to food, space, or mates, so that others consistently defer or give way to this individual.
3. In genetics, the tendency of certain (dominant) alleles to mask the expression of their correcponding (recessive) alleles (any of two or more alternative forms of a gene occupying the same chromosomal locus; such as that which determines flower petal color in peas).
In control or command over others.
2. More important, effective, or prominent than others.
3. Relating to a single plant or animal species that is preponderant within a specific community or over a specific period.
1. To have control, power, or authority over someone or something.
2. To be the most important aspect or element of something.
3. To have a prevailing influence on someone or something.
1. A female dominator; mistress, lady.
2. A dominant woman partner in a sadomasochistic relationship.
To rule tyrannically, or behave in an overbearing way.
Showing a desire or tendency to exercise excessive control or authority over others.
1. Ruling power, authority, or control.
2. Someone's area of influence or control.
3. The land governed by a ruler.
A dominant organism in a microhabitat.
This word comes ultimately from Latin dominus "lord, master". This was derived from dominium "property" (source of English dominion), that in post-classical times became domino or domnio, meaning "lord's tower". In Old French this became donjon, the term for a "castle keep", and eventually, by extension, a "secure (underground) cell". The form dungeon developed the specialized sense of strong closed cell, underground place of confinement; based on the French donjon (large tower of a castle).
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The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology by Robert K. Barnhart, Ed.
(Bronx, New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988).
1. The chief man servant in a large household, especially a royal or noble household, responsible for managing domestic affairs.
2. Someone responsible for managing the affairs of others, and making arrangements for others (in this case, it is considered a humorous application).
Plant structures inhabited by ants or termites.
A reference to a plant that gives shelter to ants.
Referring to colonies of social insects that occupy more than one nest.
predominance, predominant, predominantly:
1. Greater or greatest importance, power, or influence.
2. The state of being the commonest or greatest in number or amount.
1. To be the most common or greatest in number or amount.
2. To have greater importance, power, or influence than others.
3. To dominate or control someone or something.
An animal community.