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Definitions of domain

  1. territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; "it was a limited domain of discourse"; "here we enter the region of opinion"; "the realm of the occult" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Dominion; empire; authority. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Lordship; empire; landed property; range; scope. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. What one is master of or has dominion over: an estate: territory. RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN the superiority or dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, by which it is entitled to appropriate, by constitutional agency, any part necessary to the public good, compensation being given for what is taken. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Territory; estate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A territory; province; estate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A department, as of knowledge; range. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Territory under the government or dominion of a sovereign; landed estate; the land about the mansion-house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demain or demesne. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Possession; estate; empire; dominion; the parks, &c., lying around the house of a lord, in which sense we also use demain and demesne. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for domain

  1. This, of course, is a mere question of manufacture, apart from the domain of art. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  2. The land around this highly cultivated domain is very fertile, and the air exhilarating; and at present it is letting at the rate of 10 pounds per feddan, which represents the Egyptian acre, something larger than our own. – The Khedive's Country by George Manville Fenn
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