realm [relm] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: realme, from Latin regimen; REGIMEN]
1.) written a general area of knowledge, activity, or thought
the spiritual realm
realm of
an idea that belongs in the realm of science fiction
2.) within the realms of possibility also not beyond the realm(s) of possibility
used, often humorously, to say that something is possible even though you think it is not very likely
I suppose it's not beyond the realms of possibility.
3.) literary a country ruled by a king or queen

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • Realm — (r[e^]lm), n. [OE. realme, ream, reaume, OF. reialme, roialme, F. royaume, fr. (assumed) LL. regalimen, from L. regalis royal. See {Regal}.] 1. A royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • realm — [relm] n. [ME reame, later realme < OFr, altered (by assoc. with reiel > ROYAL) < reaume < L regimen, rule: see REGIMEN] 1. a kingdom 2. a region; sphere; area [the realm of thought] 3. Ecol. any of the primary biogeographic regions… …   English World dictionary

  • realm — I noun area, authority, bailiwick, country, demesne, department, domain, dominion, empire, field, jurisdiction, kingdom, land, monarchy, orbit, perimeters, power, province, region, respublica, sphere, territory II index ambit, area (province),… …   Law dictionary

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  • realm — [n] area of responsibility or rule branch, compass, country, department, dimension, domain, dominion, empire, expanse, extent, field, ground, kingdom, land, monarchy, neck of the woods*, neighborhood, orbit, place, principality, province, purview …   New thesaurus

  • realm — ► NOUN 1) archaic, literary, or Law a kingdom. 2) a field or domain of activity or interest. ORIGIN Old French reaume, from Latin regimen government …   English terms dictionary

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  • realm — 01. The King was loved by all the people of his great [realm]. 02. The slogan of Germany s Nazi Party in the 1930s was, One [realm], one people, one leader. 03. In 3100 B.C., the King of Upper Egypt united the [realms] of Upper and Lower Egypt,… …   Grammatical examples in English

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