English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ˈkɪŋdəm/
English - Etymology
From Middle English kingdom, kyngdom, from Old English cyningdōm, equivalent to king + -dom. Cognate with Scots kingdom, West Frisian keuningdom, Dutch koningdom, German Königtum, Danish kongedømme, Swedish kungadöme, Icelandic konungdómur.
English - Noun
- A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
- (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)