: sphere, domain
within the realm of possibility
: a primary marine or terrestrial biogeographic division of the earth's surface

Examples of realm in a Sentence

new discoveries in the realm of medicine in political and legal realms
Recent Examples on the Web Instead, their radical policies in the realm of homelessness and addiction have only exacerbated both issues. David Faris, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 So, a 100-degree night is definitely in the realm of possibility for Phoenix. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 10 July 2024 Love planet Venus will eventually meet with Uranus and Neptune, sparking unexpected excitement that could feel like a breath of fresh air in the realm of love and romance. Valerie Mesa, Peoplemag, 6 July 2024 Prior to 1888, cameras often existed in a realm of mystical unknowability. Sohini Desai, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for realm 

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Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of realm was in the 13th century

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“Realm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: field of influence or activity
the realm of art

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