realm [-s] n

OFr < L. rēgālis, regal, royal.

  1. Kingdom; empire; domain; dominion; province; ruled territory; land conquered, controlled, and possessed.
  2. Monarchy; king; ruler; governing body; [fig.] royalty; nobility.
  3. Region; area; place; district; sphere; world; [fig.] home; usual residence.
  4. [Fig.] Earth; mortal existence; earthly possession; power in a mortal sphere.
  5. [Fig.] Heaven; mansion on high; place in the Kingdom of God.
  6. [Fig.] thing; artifact; physical object; tangible item.