Kingdom



noun
1.
a state or government having a king or queen as its head.
2.
anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control:
the kingdom of thought.
3.
a realm or province of nature, especially one of the three broad divisions of natural objects:
the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.
4.
Biology. a taxonomic category of the highest rank, grouping together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common: in the five-kingdom classification scheme adopted by many biologists, separate kingdoms are assigned to animals (Animalia), plants (Plantae), fungi (Fungi), protozoa and eucaryotic algae (Protista), and bacteria and blue-green algae (Monera).
5.
the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ.
6.
the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth.
noun
1.
a territory, state, people, or community ruled or reigned over by a king or queen
2.
any of the three groups into which natural objects may be divided: the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms
3.
(biology) any of the major categories into which living organisms of the domain Eukarya are classified. Modern systems recognize four kingdoms: Protoctista (algae, protozoans, etc), Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia See also domain (sense 12)
4.
(theol) the eternal sovereignty of God
5.
an area of activity, esp mental activity, considered as being the province of something specified: the kingdom of the mind
kingdom
(kĭng’dəm)
The highest classification into which living organisms are grouped in Linnean taxonomy, ranking above a phylum. One widely accepted system of classification divides life into five kingdoms: prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. See Table at taxonomy.

kingdom definition

In biology, the largest of the divisions of living things. The best-known kingdoms are those of the plants and animals. Modern biologists recognize three additional kingdoms: Monera (or Prokaryotae) (for example, bacteria and blue-green algae), Protoctista (for example, red algae, slime molds, and amoebas and other protozoa), and fungi. (See Linnean classification.)

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