- a royal domain; kingdom (now chiefly in such phrases as Peer of the Realm)
- a field of interest, study, etc: the realm of the occult
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realm /rɛlm/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- the area over which, or extent to which, a king or queen has authority.
- any area of thought or activity:within the realm of possibility.
realm (relm),USA pronunciation n.
- a royal domain;
kingdom:the realm of England.
- the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates:the realm of dreams.
- the special province or field of something or someone:the realm of physics; facts within the realm of political scientists.
- Latin rēgālis regal
- Old French reialme, derivative of reial
- Middle English realme, reaume 1250–1300
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See kingdom.
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realm /rɛlm/ n
'realm' also found in these entries:
Asat - Crown - Hel - House of Lords - Jotunheim - Netherlands Antilles - Nizam - Reich - Reichswehr - affection - archbishopric - art - be - bishopric - bourn - circle - cloud-cuckoo-land - coin of the realm - commonalty - cyberspace - diablerie - domain - eldritch - elfland - estate - extralinguistic - fairyland - force - great council - hemisphere - kingdom - kingdom of ends - land - marketplace - myth - nation - peer of the realm - pelagic division - psychedelia - queendom - real world - region - reign - riches - rijksdaalder - royalty - sat - space - sphere - sublime