adjective 1 of or relating to the running of a home or to family relations : domestic chores • (of a person) fond of family life and running a home : she was not at all domestic.
vernacular |vərˈnakyələr| noun 1 (usu. the vernacular) the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region : he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience. See note at dialect . • [with adj. ] the terminology used by people belonging to a specified group or engaging in a specialized activity : gardening vernacular. 2 architecture concerned with domestic and functional rather than monumental buildings : buildings in which Gothic merged into farmhouse vernacular. adjective 1 (of language) spoken as one's mother tongue; not learned or imposed as a second language. • (of speech or written works) using such a language : vernacular literature. 2 (of architecture) concerned with domestic and functional rather than monumental buildings.