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realm

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noun \ˈrelm\

Simple Definition of realm

  • : an area of activity, interest, or knowledge

  • : a country that is ruled by a king or queen

Full Definition of realm

  1. 1 :  kingdom 2

  2. 2 :  sphere, domain <within the realm of possibility>

  3. 3 :  a primary marine or terrestrial biogeographic division of the earth's surface

Examples of realm

  1. new discoveries in the realm of medicine

  2. in political and legal realms



Origin of realm

Middle English realme, from Anglo-French, alteration of Old French reiame, from Latin regimen control — more at regimen


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with realm



REALM Defined for Kids

realm

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noun \ˈrelm\

Definition of realm

  1. 1 :  kingdom 1

  2. 2 :  field of activity or influence <He's important in the realm of law.>





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