Animal kingdom. See under Animal.Kingdom of God. (a) The universe. (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign. (c) The authority or dominion of God.Mineral kingdom. See under Mineral.United Kingdom. See under United.Vegetable kingdom. See under Vegetable.

Syn. — Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.

(King"domed) a. Having a kingdom or the dignity of a king; like a kingdom. [R.]

"Twixt his mental and his active parts,
Kingdom'd Achilles in commotion rages
And batters down himself.

(King"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially M. saxatilis, or M. nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; — called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb. (b) The opah. (c) The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See Cero. (d) The queenfish.

(King"fish`er) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of birds constituting the family Alcedinidæ. Most of them feed upon fishes which they capture by diving and seizing them with the beak; others feed only upon reptiles, insects, etc. About one hundred and fifty species are known. They are found in nearly all parts of the world, but are particularly abundant in the East Indies.

The belted king-fisher of the United States (Ceryle alcyon) feeds upon fishes. It is slate-blue above, with a white belly and breast, and a broad white ring around the neck. A dark band crosses the breast. The common European species (Alcedo ispida), which is much smaller and brighter colored, is also a fisher. See Alcedo. The wood kingfishers which inhabit forests, especially in Africa, feed largely upon insects, but also eat reptiles, snails, and small Crustacea, as well as fishes. The giant kingfisher of Australia feeds largely upon lizards and insects. See Laughing jackass, under Laughing.

(King"hood) n. The state of being a king; the attributes of a king; kingship. Gower.

(King"less), a. Having no king. F. Lieber.

(King"let) n.

1. A little king; a weak or insignificant king. Carlyle.

2. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of small singing birds of the genus Regulus and family Sylviidæ.

1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
Ps. cxiv. 13.

When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself.
2 Chron. xxi. 4.

2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.

You're welcome,
Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom.

3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. "The animal and vegetable kingdoms." Locke.

  By PanEris using Melati.

Previous chapter/page Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page
Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.