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kingdom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n kingdom a basic group of natural objects
    • n kingdom the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
    • n kingdom a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
    • n kingdom the domain ruled by a king or queen
    • n kingdom a country with a king as head of state
    • n kingdom 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Kingdom 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 ."
    • Kingdom The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy. "Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom .""When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself."
    • Kingdom 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. "Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.""You're welcome,
      Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n kingdom The power or authority of a king; regal dominion; supreme rule.
    • n kingdom The state of being a king; kinghood; kingship.
    • n kingdom The territory or country subject to a king; the dominion of a king or monarch (see king, 1); in general, a domain; country.
    • n kingdom Anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control: as, the kingdom of thought.
    • n kingdom In the New Testament, with the definite article, usually in fuller phrase the kingdom of God, or the kingdom of heaven, the spiritual reign of God as supreme king, and over subjects loyally accepting it: generally conceived as founded by the Messiah, and therefore a Messianic kingdom. The term is used with different shades of meaning, but always with this fundamental idea of God's reign as recognized and loyally accepted. Sometimes this reign is spoken of as recognized in the heart and life of the individual, sometimes as supreme in the community, sometimes prophetically as in its perfection embracing the whole body of the redeemed. (See, for a collection of these definitions, Dr. James S. Candlish's “The Kingdom of God,” Appendix, note 2, p. 392.)
    • n kingdom In natural history, one of the three great divisions in which natural objects are ranked in classification—namely, the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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    • Kingdom the state or attributes of a king: the territory of a king: government: a region: one of the three grand divisions of Natural History, as the animal, vegetable, or mineral
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Quotations

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    “Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Love rules his kingdom without a sword.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.”
  • Virginia Woolf
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    “Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.”
  • Henry IV
    Henry IV
    “I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The Lord doesn't want any person in His kingdom who hasn't known bad and chosen good.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cyningdōm,. See 2d King, and -dom
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cyningcyn, a tribe, with suffix -kin; cog. with kin.

Usage

In literature:

Not seven or eight merely, but a large number of little tribal kingdoms, occupied or fought for the ground.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
He had come to offer a kingdom to a pauper!
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
The Visigoth kingdom, which had stood for three centuries, had passed its meridian.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
There was not a man in the kingdom nor in any of the surrounding kingdoms who suited her capricious fancy.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
The Catholics all over the kingdom sprang to arms.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
I don't say that Megalia is precisely the kingdom I'd have chosen for her.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
He has made my kingdom powerful among the kingdoms of the earth.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Then the shipmen left the city of Anton and sailed out to sea, to the Armenian kingdom of King Sensibri Andronovich.
"The Russian Garland" by Various
The kingdom of Jerusalem!
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No. 5, November, 1863" by Various
You cannot be baptized into the Kingdom of God.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
But let such people know that they are not Christians, nor do they promote God's kingdom or profit the offices conferred on them.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
The houses of Ahab and of Solomon lost their kingdom by that sin.
"Men of the Bible" by Dwight Moody
That the dominion of Wales shall be for ever united to the kingdom of England.
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
Now, in a kingdom a three months' journey off by land from Jabhu Raja's country, there lived a king called King Jamarsa.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The Kingdom of Judah is also known as the Southern Kingdom.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
Out-stations were established in various large towns of the kingdom, and the corps extended its operations also to the colonies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
Through heavy darkness they groped their way slowly and with difficulty to the far boundaries of the kingdom.
"Czechoslovak Fairy Tales" by Parker Fillmore
Count it your chief work on earth to be His fellow-helper in His kingdom; help to win for Him the empire of the world.
"Misread Passage of Scriptures" by J. Baldwin Brown
He can't even get a glimpse of the kingdom of God except he be born again.
"Wondrous Love" by Dwight Moody
After a night and a day the doves alighted outside the gate of King Charming's kingdom.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
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In poetry:

"When he ravaged Norway,
Laying waste the kingdom,
Seizing scatt and treasure
For her royal needs.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XVI. -- Queen Thuri And " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Not the malicious or profane,
The wanton or the proud,
Nor thieves, nor sland'rers, shall obtain
Tue kingdom of our God.
"Hymn 104" by Isaac Watts
While all his wondrous works
Through his vast kingdom show
Their Maker's glory, thou, my soul,
Shalt sing his graces too.
"Psalm 103 part 3" by Isaac Watts
All care was banished, and repose
Came o'er my wearied breast;
And kingdoms seemed to wait on me,
For I was with the blest.
"Twas Summer" by Walther von der Vogelweide
Thee in thy glorious realm they praise,
And bow before thy throne,
We in the kingdom of thy grace:
The kingdoms are but one.
"Hymn XV: Happy the Souls to Jesus Joined" by Charles Wesley
Then was the great salvation spread,
And Satan's kingdom shook;
Thus by the woman's promised seed
The serpent's head was broke.
"Psalm 40 Part 2" by Isaac Watts

In news:

The quest for vengeance is a human universal and accumulating evidence shows avengers permeate the animal kingdom.
Heralded by a Kingdom More Young Than Tragic.
Tom Ridley, Naples and Bath, United Kingdom.
Our three months living in delightful Naples will soon come to an end, and we will again return to the United Kingdom with many happy memories.
Moroccan authorities refused the hijacker 's request to land in Moroccan territory, the North African kingdom's MAP news agency said.
I had the pleasure of catching the Hitchhiker 's Live radio show that is currently touring theaters in the United Kingdom.
Scott Campbell has a new calendar of hot fantasy honeys who can make any guy feel happily ever after (in their Magic Kingdom area).
Anyone with an Internet connection pirated Jay-Z's Kingdom Come weeks ago, and most blogs supported one of two positions.
Haunted Kingdom at the 65,000-square-foot Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi will attempt to enter the Guinness record book as the world's largest Halloween event.
The US shouldn't overlook social and political issues within the kingdom.
According to Co-operative Funeralcare, a United Kingdom website dedicated to planing and arranging funerals, the tradition hymn at a loved one's service is on the way out.
Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd, a supplier of Operator Training Simulator (OTS) software, announced that it has successfully completed an OTS upgrade project for BP Chemicals at Hull in the United Kingdom.
1Centre for Haemato-Oncology, Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom.
Dr Robert Zeigler, an eminent American botanist, flew to Saudi Arabia in March for a series of high-level discussions about the future of the kingdom's food supply.
In to renovate Kingdom Hall.
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In science:

Wilson, Corpus Linguistics, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, United Kingdom, 1996. J.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of Lexical Components of a Domainspecific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype
G. Grefenstette, “The WWW as a Resource for Examplebased MT Tasks”, Proceedings of ASLIB Translating and the Computer Conference, London, United Kingdom, 1999. M.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of Lexical Components of a Domainspecific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype
Volk, “Exploiting the WWW as a Corpus to Resolve PP Attachment Ambiguities”, Proceedings of the Corpus Linguistics, Lancaster, United Kingdom. 2001. N.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of Lexical Components of a Domainspecific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype
Reiter, “A corpus analysis of discourse relations for natural language generation”, Proceedings of Corpus Linguistics, Lacaster, United Kingdom, 2003, pp.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of a Domain-specific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype
Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Bolton, United Kingdom in 2007 and his B.
A Corpus-based Evaluation of a Domain-specific Text to Knowledge Mapping Prototype
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom F.
Combined search for the quarks of a sequential fourth generation
Williams Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, United Kingdom L.
Combined search for the quarks of a sequential fourth generation
Whyntie Brunel University, Uxbridge, United Kingdom M.
Combined search for the quarks of a sequential fourth generation
Sato (1999),Lévy processes and infiniteley divisible distributions, University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Calculus on random integral mappings $I^{h,r}_{(a,b]}$ and their domains
Our principal dataset on these galaxies is deep infrared images, taken with the 62 × 58 pixel InSb array camera IRCAM, on the 3.9m United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT), with the camera operating in the 0.62-arcsec/pixel mode.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
Esslinger is supported by a PPARC PhD grant through the United Kingdom Adaptive Optics Program. G.
The LMC transition star R84 and the core of the LH 39 OB association
Acknow ledgments: The Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) is an ESA pro ject funded by ESA Member States (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom), with the participation of ISAS and NASA.
ISOCAM Photometry of Narrow-Line X-ray Galaxies
SAS, GTT and ET also thank the IoA in Cambridge for their support and hospitality during a visit to the United Kingdom where the calculations were performed.
Evolution of the X-ray luminosity and metallicity of starburst blown superbubbles
Rarity, 2000, “Secure Free-space Key Exchange Over a 1.2 km Range Using Quantum Cryptography” (DERA Malvern, United Kingdom).
Quantum Cryptography
Au was observed by Butement in 1951 at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment in Harwell, United Kingdom, as reported in New Radioactive Isotopes produced by Nuclear Photo-Disintegration .
Discovery of the Gold Isotopes
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