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REALM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does realm mean? 

REALM (noun)
  The noun REALM has 3 senses:

1. a domain in which something is dominant
2. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
3. the domain ruled by a king or queen

  Familiarity information: REALM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REALM (noun)


Sense 1realm [BACK TO TOP]

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 ("realm" 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 "realm"):

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


Sense 2realm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

realm; domain; region

Context examples:

it was a limited domain of discourse / here we enter the region of opinion / the realm of the occult

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

knowledge base; knowledge domain (the content of a particular domain or field of knowledge)


Sense 3realm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The domain ruled by a king or queen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

kingdom; realm

Hypernyms ("realm" 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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