kingdom
noun Date: before 12th century 1. archaic kingship 2. a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen 3. often capitalized a. the eternal kingship of God b. the realm in which God's will is fulfilled 4. a. a realm or region in which something is dominant b. an area or sphere in which one holds a preeminent position 5. a. one of the three primary divisions into which natural objects are commonly classified — compare animal kingdom, mineral kingdom, plant kingdom b. a major category (as Plantae or Protista) in biological taxonomy that ranks above the phylum and below the domain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kingdom — may refer to: * Kingdom, a realm governed by monarchy * Kingdom (biology), a category in biological taxonomy * Kingdom (comics), a comic series by Dan Abnett and Richard Elson for 2000 AD * Kingdom (Kumi Koda album), an album by Koda Kumi *… …   Wikipedia

  • Kingdom — steht für Roger Kingdom (*1962), US amerikanischer Leichtathlet Kingdom 5KR, Yacht Siehe auch Animal Kingdom Magic Kingdom Kingdom Centre Kingdome …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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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

  • kingdom — [n] historically, an area ruled by a monarch commonwealth, country, county, crown, division, domain, dominion, dynasty, empire, field, lands, monarchy, nation, possessions, principality, province, realm, reign, rule, scepter, sovereignty, sphere …   New thesaurus

  • Kingdom — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Kingdom est un mot anglais signifiant royaume  ; il peut désigner aussi : Sommaire 1 Homonyme 2 Divers …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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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