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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, realm(noun)

    the domain ruled by a king or queen

  3. region, realm(noun)

    a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

    "it was a limited realm of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult"


  1. realm(Noun)

    An abstract sphere of influence, real or imagined.

  2. realm(Noun)

    The domain of a certain abstraction.

  3. realm(Noun)

    A territory or state, as ruled by a specific power, and particularly those territories ruled by a king.

  4. Origin: From reaume, realme, of unclear origins. A postulated , cross of regimen with regalis is usually cited.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realm(noun)

    a royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom

  2. Realm(noun)

    hence, in general, province; region; country; domain; department; division; as, the realm of fancy

  3. Origin: [OE. realme, ream, reaume, OF. reialme, roialme, F. royaume, fr. (assumed) LL. regalimen, from L. regalis royal. See Regal.]


  1. Realm

    A realm is a community or territory over which a sovereign rules; it is commonly used to describe a kingdom or other monarchical or dynastic state. The Old French word reaume, modern French royaume, was the word first adopted in English; the fixed modern spelling does not appear until the beginning of the 17th century. The word supposedly derives from medieval Latin regalimen, from regalis, of or belonging to a rex,. "Realm" is particularly used for those states whose name includes the word kingdom, to avoid clumsy repetition of the word in a sentence. It is also useful to describe those countries whose monarchs are called something other than "king" or "queen"; for example, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a realm but not a kingdom since its monarch holds the title Grand Duke rather than King. "Realm" is also frequently used to refer to territories that are "under" a monarch, yet are not a physical part of his or her "kingdom". Similarly, the Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau are considered parts of the Realm of New Zealand, although they are not part of New Zealand proper. Likewise, the Faroe Islands and Greenland remain parts of the Danish Realm.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Realm

    relm, n. a regal or royal jurisdiction: kingdom: province: country: dominion. [O. Fr. realme—Low L. regalimen—L. regalis, royal.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'realm' in Nouns Frequency: #2529

Anagrams for realm »

  1. lamer, maerl, Maler, marle

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of realm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of realm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of realm in a Sentence

  1. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson:

    A day may sink or save a realm.

  2. Judge Susan Garsh:

    It is clearly in the realm of speculation.

  3. Bryant McGill:

    The real battlefield is the realm of ideas.

  4. Ray Mabus:

    We absolutely cannot afford to lose in this realm.

  5. David Nevin:

    We’re in the realm of a Sixth Amendment violation here.

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