Hypertext Webster Gateway: "kingdom"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Kingdom \King"dom\, n. [AS. cyningd?m. See 2d {King}, and
1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal
authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv.

When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his
father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron.
xxi. 4.

2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the
dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or
has control.

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak.

You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our
kingdom. --Shak.

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading
or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a
department; as, the mineral kingdom. ``The animal and
vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke.

{Animal kingdom}. See under {Animal}.

{Kingdom of God}.
(a) The universe.
(b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged
(c) The authority or dominion of God.

{Mineral kingdom}. See under {Mineral}.

{United Kingdom}. See under {United}.

{Vegetable kingdom}. See under {Vegetable}.

Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled
kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise
of the realm of cotton in the south" [syn: {land}, {realm}]
2: a country with a king as head of state
3: the domain ruled by a king or queen [syn: {realm}]
4: a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
5: one of seven biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or
Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
6: a basic group of natural objects

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