realm

noun
\ ˈrelm How to pronounce realm (audio) \

Definition of realm

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

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Examples of realm in a Sentence

new discoveries in the realm of medicine in political and legal realms

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In other words, the ES feels over-engineered, particularly in the realm of chassis construction. Dan Neil, WSJ, "Lexus ES 300h: Spend on the Luxury, Save on Gas Money," 24 Jan. 2019 So, there has been a long history of conflict between the Academy wanting to honor artistic excellence, specifically in the realm of artsy films that might not have played to a wider audience, and wanting to honor films that did well commercially. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Is There an Oscars "Popular Film" Category After All This Year?," 24 Feb. 2019 In the realm of high fashion, what could be more extra than Gucci under Alessandro Michele’s lead? Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lana Del Rey Is Drinking Wheat Grass, Taking Spin Classes, Being Extra, and Loving It," 7 Feb. 2019 In the realm of celebrity, this isn't totally unheard of: Kim Kardashian reportedly has fit models that try on her fashion looks for her. Jillian Ruffo, Glamour, "Rihanna Reportedly Has a Lookalike Model to Try Out Brow Looks, As You Do When You're Rihanna," 8 Dec. 2018 Beyond the realm of reality television, Chip and Joanna Gaines have given birth to their own modern farmhouse industry. Laura Fenton, Curbed, "How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over," 21 Nov. 2018 But his legacy extends beyond the realms of business and philantrophy and deep into the Seattle sports landscape. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "With Paul Allen’s death, it’s unclear what happens next with Seahawks ownership," 15 Oct. 2018 This week, Pinterest unveiled its 2018 Global Beauty Report, revealing what people all over the world are searching for (and pinning) in the realm of beauty. Madisen Theobald, Allure, "The Top Global Hair Trends In 2018, According to Pinterest," 25 Aug. 2018 However, the brand's latest launch is going far beyond the realm of fizzy bath bombs and skin-soothing lotions. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Lush Launches Turtle Jelly Bomb to Raise Awareness About Ocean Pollution," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of realm

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for realm

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

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realm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of realm

: an area of activity, interest, or knowledge
: a country that is ruled by a king or queen

realm

noun
\ ˈrelm How to pronounce realm (audio) \

Kids Definition of realm

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

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