[syn: kingdom, realm]
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;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Kingdom \King"dom\, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d King, and
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.
When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his
father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron.
2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the
dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or
Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak.
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. In modern biology,
the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for
classification. "The animal and vegetable kingdoms."
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Animal kingdom. See under Animal.
Kingdom of God.
(a) The universe.
(b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged
(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.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
114 Moby Thesaurus words for "kingdom":
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