- noun1 area of activity/interest/knowledgeADJECTIVE▪ whole▪
the whole realm of human intellect▪ new▪ international▪ public▪ domestic, private▪ political, social▪ earthly, material, physical▪ divine, fantasy, heavenly, magical, spiritual, supernaturalVERB + REALM▪ be in, belong in, belong to, lie in▪ open up▪
The research has opened up new realms for investigation.▪ enter, move into▪ descend into, descend to (both disapproving)▪
Most readers are likely to lose interest when he descends into the realms of (= starts discussing) rhetorical terminology.▪ move from, move out of▪
The euro moved from the realms of theory into reality.PREPOSITION▪ beyond the realm of, out of the realm of, outside the realm of▪
His ambitions are way beyond the realms of possibility.▪ in the realm of, within the realm of▪
The idea belongs in the realm of science fiction.PHRASES▪ the realm of art, politics, science, etc.▪
In the realm of politics different rules sometimes apply.▪ the realms of fantasy, the realms of possibility, the realms of reality2 (formal) country ruled by a king/queenVERB + REALM▪ defend▪
They fought to defend the realm.PREPOSITION▪ beyond the realm, outside the realm▪
wealth acquired outside the realm▪ in the realm, within the realm▪
peace within the realm▪ throughout the realm▪
There was rejoicing throughout the realm.PHRASES▪ a part of the realm▪ the defence/defense of the realm▪
Royal taxation usually had to be for the defence of the realm.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.