American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A political or territorial unit ruled by a sovereign.
- n. The eternal spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ.
- n. The realm of this sovereignty.
- n. A realm or sphere in which one thing is dominant: the kingdom of the imagination.
- n. One of the three main divisions (animal, vegetable, and mineral) into which natural organisms and objects are classified.
- n. In the Linnaean taxonomic system, the highest taxonomic classification into which organisms are grouped, based on fundamental similarities and common ancestry. The Linnaean system designates five such classifications: animals, plants, fungi, prokaryotes, and protoctists. See Table at taxonomy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The power or authority of a king; regal dominion; supreme rule.
- n. The state of being a king; kinghood; kingship.
- n. The territory or country subject to a king; the dominion of a king or monarch (see king, 1); in general, a domain; country.
- n. Anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control: as, the kingdom of thought.
- n. In the New Testament, with the definite article, usually in fuller phrase the kingdom of God, or the kingdom of heaven, the spiritual reign of God as supreme king, and over subjects loyally accepting it: generally conceived as founded by the Messiah, and therefore a Messianic kingdom. The term is used with different shades of meaning, but always with this fundamental idea of God's reign as recognized and loyally accepted. Sometimes this reign is spoken of as recognized in the heart and life of the individual, sometimes as supreme in the community, sometimes prophetically as in its perfection embracing the whole body of the redeemed. (See, for a collection of these definitions, Dr. James S. Candlish's “The Kingdom of God,” Appendix, note 2, p. 392.)
- n. In natural history, one of the three great divisions in which natural objects are ranked in classification—namely, the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms
- n. A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
- n. biology, taxonomy A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
- n. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.
- n. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department. In modern biology, the division of life into five
kingdomsis widely used for classification.
- n. a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
- n. a domain in which something is dominant
- n. the highest taxonomic group into which organisms are grouped; one of five biological categories: Monera or Protoctista or Plantae or Fungi or Animalia
- n. the domain ruled by a king or queen
- n. a basic group of natural objects
- n. a country with a king as head of state
- From Middle English kingdom, kyngdom, from Old English cyningdōm ("kingly power, kingship; a kingdom, government"), equivalent to king + -dom. Cognate with Scots kingdom ("kingdom"), West Frisian keuningdom ("kingship, kingdom"), Dutch koningdom ("kingly power, kingship, kingdom"), German Königtum ("kingship"), Danish kongedømme ("kingdom"), Swedish kungadöme ("kingdom"), Icelandic konungdómur ("kingdom"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English cyningdōm : cyning, king; see king + -dōm, -dom. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“By _keys of the kingdom of heaven_, thus apprehend, Christ promiseth and giveth not the sword _of the kingdom_, any secular power; nor the sceptre _of the kingdom_, any sovereign, lordly, magisterial power over the Church.”
“Christ's coming to take the kingdom, will be given, and witnesses of the truth of Christianity, which cannot be disputed, suddenly arise, to the surprize and confusion of scoffing sinners; multitudes of whom will be swept off by desolating judgments to prepare the way for "the people of the saints of the most high, _whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom_.”
“The saints of the most high shall take the kingdom, and _possess the kingdom for ever, even forever and ever_ -- and the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most high, _whose kingdom is an ever lasting kingdom_, and all dominion shall serve and obey him.”
“_No scutage or aid  shall be imposed in our kingdom, unless by the general council of our kingdom_; except for ransoming our person, making our eldest son a knight, and once for marrying our eldest daughter; and for these there shall be paid no more than a reasonable aid.”
“Spiritual in the matter of it, and the several parts of this power: therefore called the _keys of the kingdom of heaven_, not the keys of the kingdoms of earth, Matt.xvi. 19, (as Christ professed his _kingdom was not of this world_, John xviii. 36; and when one requested of”
“Constitution_ of the kingdom, by breaking the _original contract_ between king and people, and, by the advice of Jesuits and other wicked persons, having violated the _fundamental_ laws, and _having withdrawn himself out of the kingdom_, hath _abdicated_ the government, and the throne is thereby _vacant_. ”
“Jordan uses the word kingdom so it can project the image of a fairy tale.”
“Christians all expected the kingdom of God in the future, we may look upon it as one of the facts which we know with the greatest certainty that in the message of Jesus the term kingdom of God has an eschatological connotation, that it stands for the new world that is to come.”
“a kingdom is a word of might, and gently sounding are the terms that compose the style of royalty.”
“To be sure, Jesus preached the ideal society in the word "kingdom" but the biggest claim Jesus made was that the kingdom "was here" or "was arriving.”
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