Associations to the word «Britain»


BRITAIN, proper noun. The island of Great Britain, consisting of England, Scotland and Wales. [from 10th c.]
BRITAIN, proper noun. (loosely) The United Kingdom.
BRITAIN, proper noun. (now historical) Brittany. [from 13th c.]
BRITAIN, proper noun. (now historical) The British state and its dominions and holdings; the British Empire. [from 17th c.]
BRITAIN, proper noun. (in the plural) The British Empire. [from 19th c.]
BRITAIN, noun. (now rare) (historical) An ancient Briton. [from 15th c.]
BRITAIN, adjective. (obsolete) Briton; British. [16th-18th c.]

Dictionary definition

BRITAIN, noun. A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom.

Wise words

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