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Kingdom \King"dom\, n. [AS. cyningd?m. See 2d {King}, and
1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal
authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv.

When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his
father, he strengthened himself. --2 Chron.
xxi. 4.

2. 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.

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak.

You're welcome, Most learned reverend sir, into our
kingdom. --Shak.

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading
or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a
department; as, the mineral kingdom. ``The animal and
vegetable kingdoms.'' --Locke.

{Animal kingdom}. See under {Animal}.

{Kingdom of God}.
(a) The universe.
(b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged
(c) The authority or dominion of God.

{Mineral kingdom}. See under {Mineral}.

{United Kingdom}. See under {United}.

{Vegetable kingdom}. See under {Vegetable}.

Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.

Animal \An"i*mal\, a. [Cf. F. animal.]
1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.

2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as
distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or
spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.

3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.

{Animal magnetism}. See {Magnetism} and {Mesmerism}.

{Animal electricity}, the electricity developed in some
animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.

{Animal flower} (Zo["o]l.), a name given to certain marine
animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or
sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes,

{Animal heat} (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a
living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at
nearly a uniform temperature.

{Animal spirits}. See under {Spirit}.

{Animal kingdom}, the whole class of beings endowed with
animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under
these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera,
Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in
regular subordination, but variously arranged by different

Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms,
and the principal classes under them, generally
recognized at the present time:

animal kingdom at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

animal kingdom
n : taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
[syn: {Animalia}, {kingdom Animalia}]

animal kingdom at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-noun » head=animal kingdom|-
  • The regnum Animalia; the set of all animals.


    Inter: trans-top » Regnum Animalia
    • Bengali: Inter: l » bn|প্রাণীজগত্
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Tierreich|n, Inter: t+ » de|Fauna|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|ζωϊκό βασίλειο|n|tr=zoïkó vasíleio|sc=Grek
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|djurriket|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Animals -
    Translation: et » animal kingdom
    Translation: id » animal kingdom
    Translation: my » animal kingdom
    Translation: fi » animal kingdom