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KINGDOM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kingdom mean? 

KINGDOM (noun)
  The noun KINGDOM has 6 senses:

1. a domain in which something is dominant
2. a country with a king as head of state
3. the domain ruled by a king or queen
4. a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
5. the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
6. a basic group of natural objects

  Familiarity information: KINGDOM used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


KINGDOM (noun)


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Meaning:

A domain in which something is dominant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

kingdom; realm; land

Context examples:

the untroubled kingdom of reason / a land of make-believe / the rise of the realm of cotton in the south

Hypernyms ("kingdom" is a kind of...):

area; arena; domain; field; orbit; sphere (a particular environment or walk of life)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kingdom"):

lotus land; lotusland (an idyllic realm of contentment and self-indulgence)


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Meaning:

A country with a king as head of state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("kingdom" is a kind of...):

country; land; state (the territory occupied by a nation)

Instance hyponyms:

Israel (an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC)

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


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Meaning:

The domain ruled by a king or queen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

kingdom; realm

Hypernyms ("kingdom" is a kind of...):

demesne; domain; land (territory over which rule or control is exercised)

Instance hyponyms:

Numidia (an ancient kingdom (later a Roman province) North Africa in an area corresponding roughly to present-day Algeria)


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Meaning:

A monarchy with a king or queen as head of state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("kingdom" is a kind of...):

monarchy (an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("kingdom" is a kind of...):

taxon; taxonomic category; taxonomic group (animal or plant group having natural relations)

Meronyms (members of "kingdom"):

phylum ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kingdom"):

Fungi; fungus kingdom; kingdom Fungi (the taxonomic kingdom of lower plants)

kingdom Plantae; plant kingdom; Plantae (the taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct plants)

kingdom Protoctista; Protoctista (in most modern classifications, replacement for the Protista; includes: Protozoa; Euglenophyta; Chlorophyta; Cryptophyta; Heterokontophyta; Rhodophyta; unicellular protists and their descendant multicellular organisms: regarded as distinct from plants and animals)

kingdom Monera; kingdom Prokaryotae; Monera; Prokayotae (prokaryotic bacteria and blue-green algae and various primitive pathogens; because of lack of consensus on how to divide the organisms into phyla informal names are used for the major divisions)

animal kingdom; Animalia; kingdom Animalia (taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals)


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Meaning:

A basic group of natural objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("kingdom" is a kind of...):

group; grouping (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "kingdom"):

mineral kingdom (all inorganic objects; contrasts with animal and plant kingdoms)


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