kingdom


kingdom
/king"deuhm/, n.
1. a state or government having a king or queen as its head.
2. anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control: the kingdom of thought.
3. a realm or province of nature, esp. one of the three broad divisions of natural objects: the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.
4. Biol. a taxonomic category of the highest rank, grouping together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common: in the five-kingdom classification scheme adopted by many biologists, separate kingdoms are assigned to animals (Animalia), plants (Plantae), fungi (Fungi), protozoa and eucaryotic algae (Protista), and bacteria and blue-green algae (Monera).
5. the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ.
6. the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE cyningdom. See KING, -DOM]
Syn. 1. KINGDOM, MONARCHY, REALM refer to the state or domain ruled by a king or queen. A KINGDOM is a governmental unit ruled by a king or queen: the kingdom of Norway. A MONARCHY is primarily a form of government in which a single person is sovereign; it is also the type of power exercised by the monarch: This kingdom is not an absolute monarchy. A REALM is the domain, including the subjects, over which the king has jurisdiction; figuratively, a sphere of power or influence: the laws of the realm. 2. dominion, empire, domain.

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(as used in expressions)
Kingdom of Bahrain
Kingdom of Belgium
Kingdom of Denmark
Kingdom of Lesotho
Kingdom of Morocco
Kingdom of Nepal
Kingdom of Norway
Kingdom of Spain
Kingdom of Swaziland
Kingdom of Sweden
Kingdom of Thailand
Kingdom of Tonga
Benin kingdom of
Brunel Isambard Kingdom
kingdom of heaven
Naples Kingdom of
Kingdom of The Netherlands
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Serbs Croats and Slovenes Kingdom of
Two Sicilies Kingdom of the

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  • kingdom — ► NOUN 1) a country, state, or territory ruled by a king or queen. 2) a realm associated with a particular person or thing. 3) the spiritual reign or authority of God. 4) each of the three divisions (animal, vegetable, and mineral) in which… …   English terms dictionary

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  • kingdom — (n.) O.E. cyningdom; see KING (Cf. king) + DOM (Cf. dom). Cognate with O.S. kuningdom, M.Du. koninghdom, O.N. konungdomr. The usual O.E. word was cynedom; Middle English also had kingrick (for second element, see REICHSTAG (Cf. Reichstag)). Meani …   Etymology dictionary

  • kingdom — index domain (sphere of influence), realm Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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