Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » D » Domesday Book ... Don Quixote

DOMESTICATION

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does domestication mean? 

DOMESTICATION (noun)
  The noun DOMESTICATION has 3 senses:

1. adaptation to intimate association with human beings
2. the attribute of having been domesticated
3. accommodation to domestic life

  Familiarity information: DOMESTICATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOMESTICATION (noun)


Sense 1domestication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adaptation to intimate association with human beings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("domestication" is a kind of...):

adaptation; adaption; adjustment (the process of adapting to something (such as environmental conditions))


Sense 2domestication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The attribute of having been domesticated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

domestication; tameness

Hypernyms ("domestication" is a kind of...):

flexibility; tractability; tractableness (the trait of being easily persuaded)

Attribute:

tame; tamed (brought from wildness into a domesticated state)


Sense 3domestication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Accommodation to domestic life

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

her explorer husband resisted all her attempts at domestication

Hypernyms ("domestication" is a kind of...):

accommodation ((physiology) the automatic adjustment in focal length of the lens of the eye)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"A word spoken is past recalling." (English proverb)

"There is no winter for who has remained in his mother's womb" (Breton proverb)

"God helps those who help themselves." (Arabic proverb)

"The word goes out but the message is lost." (Corsican proverb)

 DOMESTICATION: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1091 seconds