Definitions for kingdomˈkɪŋ dəm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

king•domˈkɪŋ dəm(n.)

  1. a state or government having a king or queen as its head.

    Category: Government

  2. anything constituting an independent realm; domain:

    the kingdom of thought.

  3. a realm 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 that share fundamental characteristics: five kingdoms are usual in modern classification schemes.

    Category: Biology, Taxonomy

    Ref: Compare animal (def. 1) 1 , plant (def. 1) 1 , fungus , protist , moneran.

  5. the spiritual sovereignty or domain of God or Christ.

    Category: Religion

Origin of kingdom:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kingdom, land, realm(noun)

    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"

  2. kingdom(noun)

    a country with a king as head of state

  3. kingdom, realm(noun)

    the domain ruled by a king or queen

  4. kingdom(noun)

    a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state

  5. kingdom(noun)

    the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia

  6. kingdom(noun)

    a basic group of natural objects

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kingdom(noun)ˈkɪŋ dəm

    the territory ruled over by a king or queen

    banished from the kingdom

  2. kingdomˈkɪŋ dəm

    all animals

Wiktionary

  1. kingdom(Noun)

    A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.

  2. kingdom(Noun)

    A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kingdom(noun)

    the rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy

  2. Kingdom(noun)

    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

  3. Kingdom(noun)

    an extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom

Freebase

  1. Kingdom

    In biology, kingdom is a taxonomic rank, which is either the highest rank or in the more recent three-domain system, the rank below domain. Kingdoms are divided into smaller groups called phyla or divisions in botany. Currently, textbooks from the United States use a system of six kingdoms while British, Australian and Latin American textbooks may describe five kingdoms. Some recent classifications have explicitly abandoned the term "kingdom", noting that the traditional kingdoms are not monophyletic, i.e., do not consist of all the descendants of a common ancestor.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kingdom' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2294

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kingdom' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4409

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'kingdom' in Nouns Frequency: #1587


Translations for kingdom

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

kingdom(noun)

a state having a king (or queen) as its head

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; He rules over a large kingdom.

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