Definition of kingdom
1 : a politically organized community or major territorial unit having a monarchical form of government headed by a king or queen
2 often capitalized a : the eternal kingship of Godb : the realm in which God's will is fulfilled
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.
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 archaic : kingship
Examples of kingdom in a Sentence
After Queen Mary I died, her half sister Elizabeth ruled the kingdom.
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
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
Definition of kingdom for Students
1 : a country whose ruler is a king or queen
2 : one of the three basic divisions (animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom) into which natural objects are commonly grouped
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 Definition of kingdom
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