realm

noun \ ˈrelm \
Updated on: 16 Dec 2017

Definition of realm

1 : kingdom 3
2 : sphere, domain
  • within the realm of possibility
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

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Origin and Etymology of realm

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



REALM Defined for English Language Learners

realm

noun

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

noun \ ˈrelm \

Definition of realm for Students

1 : kingdom 1
2 : field of activity or influence
  • He's important in the realm of law.


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