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Meaning of KINGDOM

Pronunciation:  'kingdum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a basic group of natural objects
  2. [n]  one of seven biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
  3. [n]  a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
  4. [n]  the domain ruled by a king or queen
  5. [n]  a country with a king as head of state
  6. [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"

KINGDOM is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\King"dom\, n. [AS. cyningd?m. See 2d {King}, and
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.

         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
   (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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The topmost taxonomic rank, immediately above phylum or division.

This dictionary recognizes five biological kindoms:

 Definition: a major division of living organisms. All organisms are placed into one of five kingdoms: monera, Protista, Fungi, Planti, and Animalia.
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