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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kingdom  \King"dom\,  n.  [AS.  cyningd?m.  See  2d  {King},  and 
  -{dom}.] 
  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. 
  13. 
 
  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 
  sovereign. 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kingdom 
  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  five  biological  categories:  Monera  or  Protista  or 
  Plantae  or  Fungi  or  Animalia 
  6:  a  basic  group  of  natural  objects 




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