domestic animal

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domes′tic an′imal


n.
a relatively docile animal kept by humans for work or food or as a pet.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.domestic animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environmentdomestic animal - any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
feeder - an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
stocker - a domestic animal (especially a young steer or heifer) kept as stock until fattened or matured and suitable for a breeding establishment
head - a single domestic animal; "200 head of cattle"
Canis familiaris, dog, domestic dog - a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds; "the dog barked all night"
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
stray - an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
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