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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.

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

  2. realm(Noun)

    The domain of a certain abstraction.

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

  3. realm(Noun)

    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. Realm(noun)

    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. Realm(noun)

    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.]


  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. 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.

  2. Robert Dunham:

    Lest there be any doubt, we hold that our state constitutions prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment, article I, section 17,5 does not require a unanimous jury recommendation or any jury recommendation before a death sentence can be imposed, the court said. That ruling has placed the fate of those death row inmates navigating the resentencing process into the realm of uncertainty. There is a growing fear among experts that some of those death row inmates will have their death penalties reinstated. An execution chamber used in Florida. (Florida Department of Corrections) The question here now is going to be, What about the people that have already been told they are entitled to a resentencing hearing? can you take that away from them? Can you retroactively pull the rug out and reinsert the death penalty? Brunvand toldFox News that a motion has already been filed to reinstate the death penalty for his client. He thinks thats an injustice. I cannot imagine having been sentenced to death, having received word from the Supreme Court that the scheme is unconstitutional and youre going to get a new trial, to have lawyers start preparing for trial and then all of the sudden face the prospect that Oh, we might just send you back to death row. I cant imagine.

  3. Scott Pera:

    No way humanly possible. This is not even something that enters the realm of your brain, what he's done with the Rockets is absurd. It's been incredible to follow.

  4. Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck:

    Religion belongs to the realm that is inviolable before the law of causation and therefore closed to science.

  5. Kelley Paul:

    There is nothing more stressful than sitting home and watching things unfold in Washington or the media about someone you love and you feel sort of out of control or out of the realm of it, i didn't like that feeling of just sort of passively watching so I did start giving some more speeches and traveling with him. When you're out there you realize how quickly things are moving and how you can impact them so I did.

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