kingdom [-s, -'s] n

OE cyningdóm.

  1. Land; nation; country; [fig.] paradise; heavenly mansion; resting place of the dead.
  2. Realm of influence; domain of power; [fig.] world of beauty; universe of possibilities; place of natural wonders; poetic gift of pure intelligence.
  3. Territory subject to a king; [fig.] holy order; government of heaven; governance by divine law; spiritual sovereignty of God.
  4. Phrase. “Kingdom of Heaven”: presence of God; home of heavenly beings.