kingdom

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noun king·dom \ˈkiŋ-dəm\

Definition of kingdom

  1. 1 :  a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen

  2. 2 often capitalized a :  the eternal kingship of Godb :  the realm in which God's will is fulfilled

  3. 3a :  a realm or region in which something is dominant a cattle kingdomb :  an area or sphere in which one holds a preeminent position The office was his own private kingdom.

  4. 4a :  one of the three primary divisions into which natural objects are commonly classified — compare animal kingdom, mineral kingdom, plant kingdomb :  a major category (such as Plantae or Protista) in biological taxonomy that ranks above the phylum and below the domain

  5. 5 archaic :  kingship

Examples of kingdom in a Sentence

  1. After Queen Mary I died, her half sister Elizabeth ruled the kingdom.

  2. a studio head who was once the undisputed ruler of the kingdom of Hollywood

First Known Use of kingdom

before 12th century



KINGDOM Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of kingdom for English Language Learners

  • : a country whose ruler is a king or queen

  • : the spiritual world of which God is king

  • : one of the three main divisions into which natural objects are classified


KINGDOM Defined for Kids

kingdom

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noun king·dom \ˈkiŋ-dəm\

Definition of kingdom for Students

  1. 1 :  a country whose ruler is a king or queen

  2. 2 :  one of the three basic divisions (animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom) into which natural objects are commonly grouped

  3. 3 :  a group of related living things (as plants, animals, or bacteria) that ranks above the phylum and division in scientific classification and is the highest and broadest group


Medical Dictionary

kingdom

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noun king·dom \ˈkiŋ-dəm\

Medical Definition of kingdom

  1. 1:  any of the three primary divisions into which natural objects are grouped—see animal kingdom, mineral kingdom, plant kingdom

  2. 2:  a major category (as Protista) in biological taxonomy that ranks above the phylum and below the domain



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