realm Definition

  • 1a kingdom; a domain or field of something
  • 2a general area of knowledge, activity, or thought

Using realm: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "realm" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The realm of science is constantly evolving.

  • Example

    She has entered the realm of politics.

  • Example

    The book explores the realm of fantasy.

  • Example

    The king ruled over his realm with an iron fist.

realm Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for realm

Idioms Using realm

  • pertaining to or within the scope of a particular area or field


    In the realm of medicine, there have been many recent breakthroughs in cancer research.

  • to become involved in or start to explore a particular area or field


    After years of working in finance, she decided to enter the realm of entrepreneurship.

  • beyond the realms of possibility

    impossible or highly unlikely to happen


    Winning the lottery twice in one week is beyond the realms of possibility.

Phrases with realm

  • a situation or thing that is possible or likely to happen


    With hard work and dedication, success is within the realm of possibility.

  • the area or sphere in which a person or group has the power to affect things


    The CEO's realm of influence extends beyond the company to the entire industry.

  • realm of the senses

    the world of sensory experience, including sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell


    The artist's paintings evoke the realm of the senses, transporting viewers to another world.

Origins of realm

from Old French 'realme', from Latin 'regalimen', meaning 'kingdom'


Summary: realm in Brief

The term 'realm' [relm] refers to a kingdom or domain, as well as a general area of knowledge, activity, or thought. It can be used to describe a wide range of topics, from science to politics to fantasy. Phrases like 'realm of possibility' and 'realm of influence' expand on its meanings, while idioms like 'in the realm of' and 'beyond the realms of possibility' add depth to its usage.

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