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Definitions of realm

  1. 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
  2. the domain ruled by a king or queen Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, in general, province; region; country; domain; department; division; as, the realm of fancy. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A regal or royal jurisdiction: kingdom: province: country. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A kingdom; province; country. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A royal jurisdiction; a kingdom; a domain. See Regal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The dominions of a king or sovereign; a royal jurisdiction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for realm

  1. " If the scheme is successful, your father will be a peer of the realm Mr. Stafford," he said drily, with an emphasis on the " if." – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  2. And that purpose was to force the young princess into a marriage with himself, so as to help his schemes of treason against the Lord Protector, and get into his own hands the care of the boy king and the government of the realm – Historic Girls by E. S. Brooks