realm

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noun \ˈrelm\

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 in a sentence

  1. new discoveries in the realm of medicine

  2. in political and legal realms

Origin and Etymology 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



REALM Defined for English Language Learners

realm

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noun \ˈrelm\

Definition of realm for English Language Learners

  • : an area of activity, interest, or knowledge

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


REALM Defined for Kids

realm

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noun \ˈrelm\

Definition of realm for Students

  1. 1 :  kingdom 1

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



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