Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of becoming domestic, or the state of being domesticated; home life; home-like association or familiarity.
- n. The act of converting to domestic uses, as wild animals or plants, by taming or cultivation; the state of being made domestic: as, the domestication of the zebra has been attempted; the domestication of the potato.
- n. The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals or breeding plants.
- n. The act of domesticating, or making a legal instrument recognized and enforceable in a jurisdiction foreign to the one in which the instrument was originally issued or created.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals.
- n. the attribute of having been domesticated
- n. adaptation to intimate association with human beings
- n. accommodation to domestic life
“MAVUSO MBHEKISENI: People were educated, through what we call domestication, that they should love one party, because that party gave them-will give them freedom.”
“Hogs are a funny animal years of domestication is thrwn out the window once they go wild; teeth (tusks), and thick body hair begins to grow again.”
“What we call domestication of the dog was the capture in one or more populations of dogwolves of mutations that affected the animal's physiology and thus the way it interacted with the world.”
“It undoubtedly gave him his original popularity, and we need not despise it now, inasmuch as it makes less tedious the task of ascertaining and justifying his true place in the further "domestication" -- if only in domesticities too often mean and grimy -- of the French novel.”
“- pens, eggshells, remains, etc., further suggest long-term domestication localized in the southwestern United States.”
“Elisée Reclus in his very interesting paper La Grande Famille7 gives support to the idea that the so-called domestication of animals did not originally arise from any forcible subjugation of them by man, but from a natural amity with them which grew up in the beginning from common interests, pursuits and affections.”
“Elisee Reclus in his very interesting paper La Grande Famille (1) gives support to the idea that the so-called domestication of animals did not originally arise from any forcible subjugation of them by man, but from a natural amity with them which grew up in the beginning from common interests, pursuits and affections.”
“It is only through the" domestication "of NEPAD in our national and regional development plans, and through our collective efforts, that we will be able to translate the vision and objectives of this African-owned process into a prosperous reality.”
“It seems, in my opinion, a constrained idea of education to have "domestication" of students as its aim -- or to assume that a teacher must speak differently to an African mother than to a French mother.”
“We have a generalized concern over the ways that some of our compatriots are behaving � people who seem to show that the foundation of their beliefs, desires and objectives are individualistic anti-values which ate NOT of now, but rather the result of a 'domestication' to which we were submitted by those who exerted power during second half of the 20th century in Venezuela.”
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