Definitions for: Kingdom


[n] a basic group of natural objects
[n] one of seven biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
[n] a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
[n] the domain ruled by a king or queen
[n] a country with a king as head of state
[n] a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"



Webster (1913) Definition: King"dom, n. [AS. cyningd?m. See 2d King, and
-dom.]
1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal
authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv.
13.

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

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.

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak.

You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our
kingdom. --Shak.

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading
or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a
department; as, the mineral kingdom. ``The animal and
vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke.

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.

Synonyms: land, realm, realm

See Also: animal kingdom, Animalia, area, arena, Britain, country, demesne, domain, domain, field, Fungi, fungus kingdom, GB, Great Britain, group, grouping, Israel, kingdom Animalia, kingdom Fungi, kingdom Monera, kingdom Plantae, kingdom Protoctista, land, lotus land, lotusland, mineral kingdom, monarchy, Monera, orbit, phylum, plant kingdom, Plantae, Protoctista, sphere, state, taxon, taxonomic group, UK, United Kingdom

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