Definition of kingdom noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɪŋdəm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪŋdəm//
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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. 3 one 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 Wordfinderbreed, class, classification, genus, hybrid, kingdom, order, phylum, species, taxonomy
  5. Word OriginOld English cyningdōm ‘kingship’ (see king, -dom).Extra examples He ruled the ancient kingdom of Kaffa. It was one of the richest towns in the kingdom. changes that were taking place throughout the kingdom members of the animal kingdom He was one of the most powerful landowners in the kingdom. The reforms will affect all parts of the United Kingdom.Idioms
    blow somebody/something to kingdom come
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    (informal) to completely destroy somebody/something with an explosion The truck was blown to kingdom come.
    till/until kingdom come
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    (old-fashioned) for ever He’ll talk till kingdom come if you let him.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kingdom