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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

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈkɪŋdəm/, /"kINd@m/



  1. A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
  2. In the context of "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)


nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen
  • Arabic: (mamlakah)
  • Aramaic:
    Syriac: ܡܠܟܘܬܐ (malkutā, malkuto)
    Hebrew: מלכותא (malkutā, malkuto)
  • Bulgarian: кралство (králstvo)
  • Czech: království
  • Danish: kongerige , kongedømme
  • Dutch: koninkrijk
  • Finnish: kuningaskunta
  • French: royaume
  • German: Königreich
  • Greek: βασίλειο
  • Hungarian: királyság
  • Indonesian: kerajaan
  • Italian: regno, reame
  • Japanese: (, ōkoku)
  • Kurdish: مه‌مله‌که‌ت
  • Latin: regnum
  • Malay: kerajaan
  • Norwegian: kongerike , kongedømme
  • Polish: królestwo
  • Portuguese: reino
  • Russian: королевство
  • Slovene: kraljevina, kraljestvo
  • Spanish: reino
  • Swedish: kungarike
  • Telugu: సామ్రాజ్యము (saamraajyamu)
  • Ukrainian: королівство, царство
  • Vietnamese: vương quốc
taxonomic division, below Domain and above Phylum
  • Bulgarian: царство
  • Czech: říše
  • Danish: rige
  • Dutch: rijk , plantenrijk , dierenrijk
  • Finnish: kunta
  • French: règne
  • German: Reich
  • Hungarian: -világ
  • Italian: regno
  • Japanese: (, kai)
  • Latin: regnum
  • Polish: królestwo
  • Portuguese: reino
  • Russian: царство
  • Slovene: kraljestvo
  • Swedish: rike
  • Telugu: సామ్రాజ్యము (saamraajyamu)
  • Ukrainian: царство, animal kingdom = тваринний світ
  • Vietnamese: giới

See also

Extensive Definition

Kingdom may refer to:

See also

The Kingdom
kingdom in Asturian: Reinu
kingdom in Catalan: Regne
kingdom in Spanish: Reino
kingdom in Basque: Erreinu
kingdom in French: Règne
kingdom in Galician: Reino
kingdom in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Regno (disambiguation)
kingdom in Dutch: Koninkrijk
kingdom in Japanese: キングダム
kingdom in Polish: Królestwo
kingdom in Portuguese: Reino

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ally, animal kingdom, antonomasia, archduchy, archdukedom, area, bailiwick, binomial nomenclature, biological classification, biosystematics, biosystematy, biotype, body politic, branch, buffer state, captive nation, chain of being, chieftaincy, chieftainry, city-state, class, class structure, classification, colony, commonweal, commonwealth, country, county, domain, dominion, duchy, dukedom, earldom, empery, empire, establishment, family, field, free city, genotype, genus, glossology, grand duchy, hierarchy, land, mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, mineral kingdom, monarchy, nation, nationality, natural hierarchy, nomenclature, onomastics, onomatology, order, orismology, pecking order, phylum, place-names, place-naming, polis, polity, polyonymy, possession, power, power structure, principality, principate, protectorate, province, puppet government, puppet regime, pyramid, realm, republic, satellite, section, seneschalty, series, settlement, sovereign nation, sovereignty, species, sphere of influence, state, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe, sultanate, superclass, superfamily, superorder, superpower, superspecies, systematics, taxonomy, terminology, territory, toparchia, toparchy, toponymy, tribe, trinomialism, turf, variety, vegetable kingdom
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