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Definition of Kingdom

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country or government which is ruled by a king or queen; domain, sphere, area or field which is independently controlled (i.e. kingdom of the mind); taxonomic division of the highest rank
Kingdom Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
regnum
Kingdom Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
  
(n.)
An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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kingdom
kink up v : curl tightly, of hair [syn: crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink]




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The Phrase Finder
Origin
From Shakespeare's Richard III.
CATESBY: Rescue, my Lord of Norfolk, rescue, rescue!
The king enacts more wonders than a man,
Daring an opposite to every danger:
His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights,
Seeking for Richmond in the throat of death.
Rescue, fair lord, or else the day is lost!
KING RICHARD III: A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!
CATESBY: Withdraw, my lord; I'll help you to a horse.
Origin
From the Bible, Mark 10:25.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
ríocht f., ríoghacht (ríoghdhacht), flaitheas
May thy kingdom come: Go dtaga do ríocht
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Breniniaeth = n. a kingdom
Teyrnas = n. a kingdom
WordNet 2.0

Noun
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"
(synonym) land, realm
(hypernym) sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
(hyponym) lotusland, lotus land
2. a country with a king as head of state
(hypernym) country, state, land
(hyponym) Israel
3. the domain ruled by a king or queen
(synonym) realm
(hypernym) domain, demesne, land
(hyponym) Numidia
4. a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
(hypernym) monarchy
5. one of seven biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
(hypernym) taxonomic group, taxonomic category, taxon
(hyponym) Animalia, kingdom Animalia, animal kingdom
(member-meronym) phylum
6. a basic group of natural objects
(hypernym) group, grouping
(hyponym) mineral kingdom
Kingdom Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Arms and Armour Glossary
Within the Society for Creative Anachronism , the administration and leadership of the territorial divisions are referred to as ‘kingdoms’, although SCA law states clearly that these divisions have no bearing on any mundane rule, law or authority. Each kingdom, geographically bound, has developed specific cultural practices that give each a unique identity. Each kingdom, ruled by a king and the greater officers of the kingdom (Seneschal , Marshal , Exchequer, Chronicler) and their deputies, is broken down into further divisions--principalities , baronys , shires , colleges and marches. Each of the SCA kingdoms is given below in the order of precedence:
- West Kingdom: The oldest SCA kingdom, founded in 1968, now comprising Northern California, part of Nevada,
- Alaska, Japan, and Australia.
- East Kingdom: The northern part of the eastern seaboard of the United States, including New York, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine.
- Middle Kingdom: The north-central part of the United States, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota
and part of Canada.
- Atenveldt: The southwest portion of the US, east of the Sierra mountains. New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, primarily, but
also extending into Mexico.
- Caid: Southern California, Las Vegas, Hawaii and New Zealand.
- An-Tir: Washington, Oregon and part of Canada.
- Calontir: The central part of the US: Missouri, Iowa, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska.
- Trimaris: Florida
- Atlantia
- Meridies
- Outlands: Colorado, part of Utah.
- Dracenvald: Europe.
Kingdom Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Common Terms in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics
The major taxonomic group in the current classification of living organisms with the exception of informal division of prokaryotic and eukaryotic empires. The five Kingdoms are Monera, Protoctista, Fungi, Plants and Animals. In the late 1980s Cavalier-Smith proposed that within the Eukaryota there are six kingdoms: Archezoa, Protozoa, Chromista, Plants, Fungi, and Animals (see also taxonomy).
Kingdom Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Kingdom commonly refers to:
  • A monarchy ruled by a king or queen
  • Kingdom (biology), a category in biological taxonomy
  • Kingdom of God, a foundational concept in the three Abrahamic religions

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Kingdom Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
my king, kingdom, or counselor
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
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Kingdom(s) In natural history, a large group, department, or domain, marked off from others by characteristic qualities, three being generally recognized: animal, vegetable, and mineral, with mankind at the summit of the animal kingdom. Ancient thought as a whole, however, took account of vast spheres of cosmic inner space and inner consciousness inhabited by numerous hierarchies of all-various evolving, intelligent, and semi-intelligent beings. Hence it is that mankind was a separate kingdom; and, if we consider human nature as a whole, humanity is more sharply distinguished from the lower kingdoms than they are from each other. To these four in theosophy are added three kingdoms below the mineral called elemental kingdoms, thus making a septenate. Above the human may be enumerated three dhyani-chohanic or god kingdoms, but the word "man" has often been used so as to include these kingdoms. These divisions correspond to the other septenary and denary divisions in the cosmos.
The more highly each kingdom is specialized along its peculiar lines, the more sharply is it differentiated from the other kingdoms; but the distinction tends to disappear and merge into a continuity when the entities in the different kingdoms are in an elementary or germinal stage. The entities in any kingdom higher than the lowest must pass in brief recapitulation through all the stages represented by the preceding kingdoms, before they can develop the features characteristic of their own kingdom.
In another sense, kingdom is sometimes used in theosophy to signify the life-waves circling around a planetary chain, or the various individualized hierarchies in universal nature, each one comprising the kingdom or domain of its own characteristic species, topped by its hierarch.
Kingdom Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Basic Guide to ASL
The sign for 'King' is made, and then the hands, holding imaginary reins move alternately back and forth. The downturned open right hand then swings from right to left over the downturned left 'A' hand.