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English noun: kingdom

1. kingdom (state) a domain in which something is dominant

SamplesThe untroubled kingdom of reason.
A land of make-believe.
The rise of the realm of cotton in the south.

Synonymsland, realm

Broader (hypernym)area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

Narrower (hyponym)lotus land, lotusland

2. kingdom (location) a country with a king as head of state

Broader (hypernym)country, land, state

Instance hyponymBritain, Great Britain, Israel, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. kingdom (location) the domain ruled by a king or queen


Broader (hypernym)demesne, domain, land

Instance hyponymNumidia

4. kingdom (group) a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state

Broader (hypernym)monarchy

5. kingdom (group) the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia

Broader (hypernym)taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group

Narrower (hyponym)animal kingdom, Animalia, Fungi, fungus kingdom, kingdom Animalia, kingdom Fungi, kingdom Monera, kingdom Plantae, kingdom Prokaryotae, kingdom Protoctista, Monera, plant kingdom, Plantae, Prokayotae, Protoctista

Member holonymphylum

6. kingdom (group) a basic group of natural objects

Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

Narrower (hyponym)mineral kingdom

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