American English

Definition of kingdom noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a country ruled by a king or queen the United Kingdom the kingdom of God (= heaven)
  2. 2an area controlled by a particular person or where a particular thing or idea is important
  3. 3one of the three traditional divisions of the natural world the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms
  4. 4(biology) one of the five major groups into which all living things are organized
  5. Idioms
    blow somebody/something to kingdom come (informal)
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    to completely destroy someone or something with an explosion The truck was blown to kingdom come.
    till/until kingdom come (old-fashioned)
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    forever He'll talk till kingdom come if you let him.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: kingdom