Domestic vs Hewe - What's the difference?

domestic | hewe |

As nouns the difference between domestic and hewe

is that domestic is a house servant; a maid; a household worker while hewe is (obsolete) a domestic; a servant or retainer.

As an adjective domestic

is of or relating to the home.


Alternative forms

* domestick (obsolete)


(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the home.
  • * 1994 , George Whitmore, Getting Rid of Robert'' in ''Violet Quill :
  • “Dan’s not as domestic as you," I commented rather nastily.
  • Of or relating to activities normally associated with the home, wherever they actually occur.
  • (of an animal) Kept by someone, for example as a farm animal or a pet.
  • * 1890 , US Bureau of Animal Industry, Annual report v 6/7, 1889/90
  • It shall be the duty of any owner or person in charge of any domestic animal or animals.
  • Internal to a specific country.
  • * 1996', Robert O. Keohane, Helen V. Milner, ''Internationalization and '''Domestic Politics :
  • The proportion of international economic flows relative to domestic ones.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}


    * (of or relating to the home) bourgeois, civilized, comfortable * (kept by someone) domesticated


    * (of or relating to the home) adventurous, social * (local) foreign * (kept by someone) wild, feral

    Derived terms

    * domestic cat * domestic hot water * domestic violence


    (en noun)
  • A house servant; a maid; a household worker.
  • * Mary Romero, Maid in the U.S.A. - New standards of cleanliness increased the workload for domestic s.
  • A domestic dispute, whether verbal or violent
  • * 2005:' Bellingham-Whatcom County Commission Against Domestic Violence, ''Domestic Violence in Whatcom County'' (read on the Whatcom County website at on 20 May 2006) - The number of “verbal ' domestic s” (where law enforcement determines that no assault has occurred and where no arrest is made), decreased significantly.
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    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A domestic; a servant or retainer.
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