• WordNet 3.6
    • n realm a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about "it was a limited realm of discourse","here we enter the region of opinion","the realm of the occult"
    • n realm the domain ruled by a king or queen
    • n realm a domain in which something is dominant "the untroubled kingdom of reason","a land of make-believe","the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Realm A royal jurisdiction or domain; a region which is under the dominion of a king; a kingdom. "The absolute master of realms on which the sun perpetually shone."
    • Realm Hence, in general, province; region; country; domain; department; division; as, the realm of fancy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n realm A royal jurisdiction or extent of government; a king's dominions; a kingdom.
    • n realm Figuratively, a jurisdiction or domain in general; a sphere of power, influence, or operation; province; arena.
    • n realm In zoögeog., a prime division of the earth's surface; a faunal area of the largest extent; a zoölogical region of the first order.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Realm relm a regal or royal jurisdiction: kingdom: province: country: dominion.
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  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    “Not everything has a name. Some things lead us into a realm beyond words.”
  • Jiang Qing
    Jiang Qing
    “There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm. Peaceful coexistence corrupts.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.”
  • Shelby Foote
    Shelby Foote
    “Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
    “Obscurity is the realm of error.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. realme, ream, reaume, OF. reialme, roialme, F. royaume, fr. (assumed) LL. regalimen, from L. regalis, royal. See Regal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. realme—Low L. regalimen—L. regalis, royal.


In literature:

There are, then, two realms of mind, the conscious and the subconscious.
"The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit" by Ralph Waldo Trine
The realm of the social is the realm constituted by such exchange.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The supernatural is simply the realm of freedom, and it is as natural as the physical realm of necessity.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
This realm where everyone had all of happiness that he could want!
"The World Beyond" by Raymond King Cummings
I who to Hebrew and to Gentile both Flung wide the portals of the heavenly realm?
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
And so, from henceforth, the blind god and his twin-brother are together in the realms of Hela.
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
The two parties, from their antagonistic realms, rushed to the encounter, the fiends of darkness battling with the angels of light.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
This is the next way to fulfil your realm with Lutherians.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Equally bright were the brass pots and pans in Phillis's realm.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
He has carried the analogy of observation into the realm of abstract conceptions.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton

In poetry:

To thee we come, then! Clouds are rolled
Where thou, O seer! art set;
Thy realm of thought is drear and cold--
The world is colder yet!
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
I woke,--and like a bird that waits,
Uncertain where to wend its flight,
My spirit lingered at the gates,
Which close upon that realm of light;
"Dreamland" by John Lawson Stoddard
This is the grace that lives and sings
When faith and hope shall cease;
'Tis this shall strike our joyful strings
In the sweet, realms of bliss.
"Hymn 38" by Isaac Watts
He’d kindly lead me to the realm
Where joyous freedom reigns,
He’d teach my soul love’s sweet control,
Then claim it for his pains.
"To Sanson (05)" by Madge Morris Wagner
She knows not that a loving welcome
Will wait her in a realm of light,
Nought of a future meeting whispers,
No faith illumes her soul's dark night.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
I heard from out the dreary realms of sorrow
The various tongues of Woe:
One said -- "Is there a hope in the to-morrow?"
And many answer'd -- "No."
"Solemn Voices" by Thomas Buchanan Read

In news:

Audiences inside the collection of theaters and concert halls along the south bank of the Thames that make up the world's largest cultural complex are regularly transported to the realm of the sublime.
Organizations can't operate in the realm of luck and emotions.
As with many modern scientific breakthroughs, synthesizing sunlight into electricity was once in the realm of science fiction.
APTA has launched a new podcast series that will address physical therapist s' practice in the realm of telehealth.
Add in the sometimes-unfathomable machinations of a homeowners association and you enter a realm filled with the potential for misunderstandings that may have legal and financial consequences.
The Realms of Roland Poska' opens Feb 3 at Rockford Art Museum.
ALBANY … What is it that pushes a good band into the stratospheric realm of greatness.
The story of how she was "discovered" by Stanley Kubrick is already entering the realm of folklore.
A Private Corporation Working in the Public Realm.
If you were to shrink down to the size of an electron, you would enter what physicists call the quantum realm, and things would suddenly get very weird.
MadCap Software Expands Reach Into Adobe's Realm.
While other showbiz realms retreat, new gurus widen their footprint.
Allan Watson is a writer whose work leans towards the dark and disturbing realms of the fiction spectrum.
There seem to be more goings than comings in the realm of city politics lately.
Coins of 'The Hobbit' realm.

In science:

This is true even when the world does not seem the same from different points of observation as e.g. in the realm of the cosmological principle.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
In the realm of complex and/or disordered systems, the theory of random matrices plays an important role in differentiating noise from information.
Free Random Levy Matrices
Other methods come to astronomy from the realm of multi-parametric statistical and clustering analysis such as the Voronoi Tessellation Technique (e.g., Scharf et al. 1997, Ramella et al. 2001).
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
Outside the realm of Maltsev theories there exist linear extensions P : T′ → T such that not all the η ’s are abelian.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
Feshbach, in Asymptotic Realms of Physics, ed. A.H.
Superpenetration of a high energy Q barQ bound state through random color fields