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 for animal kingdom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kingdom \King"dom\, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d King, and
     -dom.]
     1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal
        authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
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              Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv.
                                                    13.
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              When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his
              father, he strengthened himself.      --2 Chron.
                                                    xxi. 4.
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     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.
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              Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.  --Shak.
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              You're welcome,
              Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak.
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     3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading
        or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a
        department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology,
        the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for
        classification. "The animal and vegetable kingdoms."
                                                    --Locke.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animal \An"i*mal\, a. [Cf. F. animal.]
     1. Of or relating to animals; as, animal functions.
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     2. Pertaining to the merely sentient part of a creature, as
        distinguished from the intellectual, rational, or
        spiritual part; as, the animal passions or appetites.
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     3. Consisting of the flesh of animals; as, animal food.
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     Animal magnetism. See Magnetism and Mesmerism.
  
     Animal electricity, the electricity developed in some
        animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
  
     Animal flower (Zool.), a name given to certain marine
        animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or
        sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes,
        etc.
  
     Animal heat (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a
        living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at
        nearly a uniform temperature.
  
     Animal spirits. See under Spirit.
  
     Animal kingdom, the whole class of beings endowed with
        animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under
        these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera,
        Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in
        regular subordination, but variously arranged by different
        writers.
  
     Note: The following are the grand divisions, or subkingdoms,
           and the principal classes under them, generally
           recognized at the present time:
           Vertebrata, including Mammalia or Mammals, Aves or
           Birds, Reptilia, Amphibia, Pisces or Fishes,
           Marsipobranchiata (Craniota); and Leptocardia
           (Acrania). Tunicata, including the Thaliacea, and
           Ascidioidea or Ascidians. Articulata or Annulosa,
           including Insecta, Myriapoda, Malacapoda, Arachnida,
           Pycnogonida, Merostomata, Crustacea (Arthropoda); and
           Annelida, Gehyrea (Anarthropoda).
           Helminthes or Vermes, including Rotifera,
           Ch[ae]tognatha, Nematoidea, Acanthocephala, Nemertina,
           Turbellaria, Trematoda, Cestoidea, Mesozea.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  animal kingdom
      n 1: taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
           [syn: Animalia, kingdom Animalia, animal kingdom]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  62 Moby Thesaurus words for "animal kingdom":
     Animalia, and fish, animal life, animality, beasts,
     beasts of field, beasts of prey, big game, birds, blood, breed,
     brood, brute creation, cattle, chain of being, clan, class,
     class structure, deme, domain, domestic animals, establishment,
     family, fauna, folk, furry creatures, game, gens, hierarchy, house,
     kind, kingdom, line, lineage, livestock, matriclan,
     mineral kingdom, nation, natural hierarchy, order, patriclan,
     pecking order, people, phratry, phyle, plant kingdom,
     power structure, pyramid, race, realm, sept, small game, species,
     stem, stirps, stock, strain, totem, tribe, vegetable kingdom,
     wild animals, wildlife
  
  

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