Definitions of domain

  1. territory over which rule or control is exercised; " his domain extended into Europe"; " he made it the law of the land"
  2. a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about; " it was a limited domain of discourse"; " here we enter the region of opinion"; " the realm of the occult"
  3. Dominion; empire; authority.
  4. The territory over which dominion or authority is exerted; the possessions of a sovereign or commonwealth, or the like. Also used figuratively.
  5. Landed property; estate; especially, the land about the mansion house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demesne.
  6. Ownership of land; an estate or patrimony which one has in his own right; absolute proprietorship; paramount or sovereign ownership.
  7. Lordship; empire; landed property; range; scope.
  8. What one is master of or has dominion over: an estate: territory. RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN the superiority or dominion of the sovereign power over all the property within the state, by which it is entitled to appropriate, by constitutional agency, any part necessary to the public good, compensation being given for what is taken.
  9. Territory; estate.
  10. A territory; province; estate.
  11. A department, as of knowledge; range.
  12. Territory under the government or dominion of a sovereign; landed estate; the land about the mansion- house of a lord, and in his immediate occupancy; demain or demesne.
  13. Possession; estate; empire; dominion; the parks, & c., lying around the house of a lord, in which sense we also use demain and demesne.