kingdom

/ˈkɪŋdəm / (say 'kingduhm)

noun
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, especially one of the three great divisions of natural objects: the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.
4. Biology a classification of the highest rank, grouping together forms of life which share certain fundamental characteristics.
5. the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ.
6. the domain over which this extends, whether in heaven or on earth.
{Middle English; Old English cyningdōm}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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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

  • kingdom — [kiŋ′dəm] n. [ME < OE cyningdom: see KING & DOM] 1. Obs. the position, rank, or power of a king 2. a government or country headed by a king or queen; monarchy 3. a realm; domain; sphere [the kingdom of poetry] 4. any of the three great divisi …   English World dictionary

  • 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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  • 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… …   Universalium

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