United Kingdom
Kingdom King"dom, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d {King}, and {-dom}.] 1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy. [1913 Webster]

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv. 13. [1913 Webster]

When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron. xxi. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control. [1913 Webster]

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology, the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for classification. ``The animal and vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Animal kingdom}. See under {Animal}.

{Kingdom of God}. (a) The universe. (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign. (c) The authority or dominion of God.

{Mineral kingdom}. See under {Mineral}.

{United Kingdom}. See under {United}.

{Vegetable kingdom}. See under {Vegetable}.

Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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