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realm (noun) 1 kingdom 2 an area of activity, interest or knowledge.
When you talk of the realm of a king or a queen, you mean the country or the area the king or the queen rules. King Arthur of Britainís realm is famous for the knights of the round table. This means that there were twelve famous knights in the kingdom of King Arthur.
A realm also is a particular area of activity, interest or study. The realm of science is the area of science. Likewise the realm of drama is the world of drama including the plays, the actors, etc. The realm of literature is the world of literature.
- Shakespeare has no equal in the realm of drama. None before him had written and none after him are likely to write so well as he.
- In the realm of the Emperor of Asoka of India, people lived in peace, prosperity and happiness.