- a royal domain; kingdom: the realm of England.
- the region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates: the realm of dreams.
- the special province or field of something or someone: the realm of physics; facts within the realm of political scientists.
Origin of realm
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Examples from the Web for realm
I have learned a lot about productions and the abilities I have in this realm.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
The shockwaves of that incident are still being felt in some dustier corners of the realm.LeBron's Touchy Feely Protocol Breach
December 9, 2014
What is it about Black Alice and Strix that places them in the realm of anti-hero?Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’
December 6, 2014
They operate in a realm largely untouched by legislation, unions, and guilds.Amazon’s Turkers Kick Off the First Crowdsourced Labor Guild
December 3, 2014
Kundera sees fiction as a realm of many partial truths, its only certainty “the wisdom of uncertainty.”The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
There are some who challenge the expediency of the Imperial character of this realm.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
This is the final degeneration into the realm of pure foolery.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
Why, he had promised me that I should have pioneer's rights in the realm of beauty.The Bacillus of Beauty
But lift the whole problem out of the realm of books as such!Understanding the Scriptures
In Portugal they were converted into a new order for the defence of the realm.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
- a royal domain; kingdom (now chiefly in such phrases as Peer of the Realm)
- a field of interest, study, etcthe realm of the occult
Word Origin and History for realm
late 13c., "kingdom," from Old French reaume, probably from roiaume "kingdom," altered (by influence of Latin regalis "regal") from Gallo-Romance *regiminem, accusative form of Latin regimen "system of government, rule" (see regimen). Transferred sense "sphere of activity" is from late 14c.