What does realm mean?

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rɛlmrealm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kingdom, land, realmnoun

    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, realmnoun

    the domain ruled by a king or queen

  3. region, realmnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. realmnoun

    An abstract sphere of influence, real or imagined.

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

  2. realmnoun

    The domain of a certain abstraction.

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

  3. realmnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Realmnoun

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

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

  2. Realmnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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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  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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Numerology

  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. Eric Hoffer:

    Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play.

  2. Phelix Crittenden:

    He told my parents to watch out for me because I was going to be somebody, i would hope that I’m proving him right and serving him justice by getting into this realm of uplifting marginalized voices.

  3. Sheri McCaskill:

    I started to see a lot more happening in the public health realm through news, media and it was everywhere, everything we were hearing, i think that kind of helped me to make my decision.

  4. Elevate Rope founder:

    When you're jumping rope, you need to be present, in the moment. If you're not present, you're going to trip up, when I pick up this rope, I just enter some kind of new realm, another world. It's just me and this rope and my music, and you can just let go of everything around you. And that's just the best feeling.

  5. Amanda Jackson:

    It's very important that this change is being made, it's accepting a new realm of possibilities for women. It means that you don't have to give up your family.

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