domestication

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Animal husbandry
Nouns
1. domestication, taming; animal husbandry; cattle raising, dairy farming, ranching, stock breeding, horse training; transhumance; veterinarianism, veterinary medicine; browsing, grazing; cattle drive; fodder, forage, hay, oats, corn, straw; pasturage.
2. domestic animals:
a. livestock, beef, cattle, Aberdeen Angus, Alderney, Guernsey, Hereford, Holstein, Jersey, Longhorn, Shorthorn, etc.; hog, swine, pig, shoat, suckling pig; horse, colt, pony, filly, mare, bronco, mustang, cutting or stock horse, stallion, stud horse, gelding; saddle, draft, or workhorse; sheep.
b. poultry, [domestic] fowl, chicken, bantam, brahma, Cornish, leghorn, plymouth rock, Rhode Island, etc.; rooster, cock, hen, fryer, roaster, stewing chicken; goose; duck, duckling; turkey, gobbler, tom or hen turkey.
c. pet, animal companion; cat, dog, rabbit. See animal.
3. (place for keeping animals) menagerie, zoo, aquarium; stable, barn (see abode); corral, ranch, cote, feedlot, hutch, stockyard; dairy, creamery; fishpond, hatchery.
4. (animal keeper) husbandman, stockman, breeder, keeper, dairy farmer, rancher; groom, stableman; cowboy, cowgirl, cowherd, herder, cowman, cowpoke, cattleman, cowpuncher, cowhand, buckaroo; wrangler, trail boss, top hand; vaquero, gaucho, ranchero, broncobuster; shepherd, sheep-herder, herdsman; swineherd; apiarist, beekeeper; handler, trainer. Slang, pard[ner].
5. (animal doctor) veterinary, veterinarian, vet, horse doctor.
Verbs — domesticate, tame, breed, rear, train, break, ride herd, feed, water, milk, shear, rub down; round up, corral, housebreak; free-range.
Adjectives — domesticated, domestic, tame, gentle, broken; housebroken, trained.
Antonyms, see violence.

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • DOMESTICATION — La domestication est un des aspects de la transformation de la nature par l’homme, en fonction de ses finalités spécifiques ou individuelles propres. Elle s’inscrit initialement dans le processus général de l’association de certaines espèces… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Domestication — Do*mes ti*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. domestication.] The act of domesticating, or accustoming to home; the action of taming wild animals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • domestication — domestication. См. одомашнивание. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • domestication — index cohabitation (married state) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • domestication — (n.) 1774; see DOMESTIC (Cf. domestic) + ATION (Cf. ation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Domestication — Le mouton, une des premières espèces domestiquées. La domestication d une espèce, animale ou végétale, est l acquisition, la perte ou le développement de caractères morphologiques, physiologiques ou comportementaux nouveaux et héréditaires,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Domestication — Dogs and sheep were among the first animals to be domesticated Domestication (from Latin domesticus) or taming is the process whereby a population of animals or plants, through a process of selection, becomes accustomed to human provision and con …   Wikipedia

  • domestication — See domesticate. * * * Process of hereditary reorganization of wild animals and plants into forms more accommodating to the interests of people. In its strictest sense, it refers to the initial stage of human mastery of wild animals and plants.… …   Universalium

  • domestication — (do mè sti ka sion) s. f. Action de domestiquer. Dans ces derniers temps on a tenté la domestication d espèces restées sauvages jusqu à présent. La domestication est distincte de l acclimatement et de la naturalisation qui la précèdent toujours.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • domestication — domestikacija statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Laukinių augalų sukultūrinimas. atitikmenys: angl. domestication rus. доместикация …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

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