Definition of Kingdom

1. Noun. A domain in which something is dominant. "The rise of the realm of cotton in the south"

Exact synonyms: Land, Realm
Generic synonyms: Area, Arena, Domain, Field, Orbit, Sphere
Specialized synonyms: Lotus Land, Lotusland

2. Noun. A country with a king as head of state.

3. Noun. The domain ruled by a king or queen.
Exact synonyms: Realm
Generic synonyms: Demesne, Domain, Land
Specialized synonyms: Numidia
Derivative terms: King

4. Noun. A monarchy with a king or queen as head of state.
Generic synonyms: Monarchy
Derivative terms: King

5. Noun. The highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia.

6. Noun. A basic group of natural objects.
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping
Specialized synonyms: Mineral Kingdom

Definition of Kingdom

1. n. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.

Definition of Kingdom

1. Noun. A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen. ¹

2. Noun. (context: biology taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom) ¹

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Definition of Kingdom

1. the area ruled by a king [n -S]

Medical Definition of Kingdom

1. The highest taxonomic rank, immediately above phylum or division. There are five biological kingoms: 1. Kingdom animalia: The members of this kingom are complex, multicellular, eukaryotic organisms that digest food outside their cells and then absorb the digested nutrients. Animals must consume other organisms to obtain most of their nutrients. 2. Kingdom fungi: Kingdom Fungi includes organisms such as slime moulds, mushrooms, smuts, rusts, mildews, moulds, stinkhorns, puffballs, truffles and yeasts. Allare classified in this kingdom because they absorb food in solution directly through their cell walls and reproduce through spores. None conduct photosynthesis. 3. Kingdom monera: This is the most primitive of the five kingdoms, it encompasses all the bacteria. Monerans are single-celled prokaryotic organisms. 4. Kingdom plantae: The members of this kingdom are multicellular, eukaryotic organisms that (usually) conduct photosynthesis. 5. Kingdom protista: This kingdom is composed of single-celled (sometimes multicellular), eukaryotic organisms. Protists are more complex than bacteria and include protozooans and some types of algae. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Kingdom

king skin
king snake
king tide
king tides
king vulture
king whiting
kingdom (current term)
kingdom Animalia
kingdom Fungi
kingdom Monera
kingdom Plantae
kingdom Protoctista
kingdom come
kingdom of glory

Literary usage of Kingdom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"30 4i In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. 31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about three- score and two ..."

2. Publications by Oxford Historical Society (1885)
"During the thirty years of the rule of Penda (AD 626-655) tne Mercian kingdom seems to have had a success second only to that of the West Saxon kingdom. ..."

3. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"The Frankish kingdom was another such barbarian power which arose first in what is now Belgium, and which spread southward to the Loire, but it developed ..."

4. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1881)
"Lombard kingdom. It consisted of that kingdom, enlarged by the Italian lands ... The Lombard kingdom, in the strictest sense, took in the two provinces ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1902)
"Hi. p. i) describe the state and conquests of the Latin kingdom of ... For the history of the kingdom of Jerusalem, cp. below, p. 322, note i. ..."

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