Associations to the word «British»


BRITISH, proper noun. With the, the citizens or inhabitants of Britain collectively.
BRITISH, proper noun. With the, the citizens or inhabitants of the United Kingdom collectively.
BRITISH, proper noun. (history) The ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain before the Anglo-Saxon invasion, also called ancient Britons.
BRITISH, proper noun. The Celtic language of the ancient Britons
BRITISH, proper noun. The British English language.
BRITISH, adjective. Of Britain (meaning the British Isles)
BRITISH, adjective. Of the United Kingdom.
BRITISH, adjective. Of the Commonwealth of Nations, or the British Empire.
BRITISH, adjective. (historical) Of the ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain; Brythonic.
BRITISH, adjective. Of British English.
BRITISH AND IRISH ISLES, proper noun. (rare) the British Isles.
BRITISH APPROVED NAME, noun. The official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as defined in the BP.
BRITISH ASIAN, proper noun. A British citizen, descended from (mostly) South Asia.
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, proper noun. A large, publicly financed broadcaster of television and radio programmes in the UK; and the world via the BBC World Service.
BRITISH BULLDOG, noun. (games) A children's game similar to tag in which players try to run from one zone to another without being caught by the catchers.
BRITISH CENTRAL AFRICA, proper noun. (historical) A former British protectorate in the area of present-day Malawi, between 1891 and 1907.
BRITISH COLUMBIA, proper noun. Province in western Canada which has Victoria as its capital.
BRITISH COLUMBIAN, adjective. Of or pertaining to the Canadian province of British Columbia.
BRITISH COLUMBIAN, noun. A native or inhabitant of British Columbia, Canada.
BRITISH COLUMBIANS, noun. Plural of British Columbian
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH, proper noun. (informal) The Commonwealth of Nations.
BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS, proper noun. The original name of the Commonwealth of Nations, still used as an informal synonym.
BRITISH CROWN DEPENDENCY, proper noun. Possessions of the British Crown that are not overseas territories or colonies
BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY, proper noun. A seventeenth-century joint-stock company founded to trade with India to Britain's advantage
BRITISH EMPIRE, proper noun. (historical) The United Kingdom and its dependencies. It became the Commonwealth of Nations following the independence of most of its dependencies.
BRITISH ENGLISH, proper noun. The English language as written and spoken in the United Kingdom (in contrast with other places, particularly other countries where English is predominant or at least an important language)
BRITISH ENGLISH, adjective. Of or relating to, or spoken or written in British English.
BRITISH GUIANA, proper noun. (historical) Name for Guyana when it was a British colony.
BRITISH GUM, noun. A brownish substance, very soluble in cold water, formed by heating dry starch. It corresponds in its properties to dextrin and is used in solution as a substitute for gum in stiffering goods.
BRITISH HONDURAS, proper noun. (historical) Former name of Belize. Used from 1862 to 1981.
BRITISH INDIAN OCEAN TERRITORY, proper noun. A UK overseas territory in the middle of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Indonesia; created in 1965; currently used as a joint US/UK military base
BRITISH INVASION, proper noun. The gain in British music bands' popularity in the United States in the 1960s.
BRITISH INVASION, proper noun. The gain in British music bands' popularity in the United States in the 1960s.
BRITISH ISLES, proper noun. (geography) A group of islands off the northwest coast of mainland Europe, including Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Man, the Outer Hebrides, the Inner Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands and many other smaller islands. Use may include the Channel Islands, although these are physically closer to mainland Europe.
BRITISH LONGHAIR, noun. A medium size, long-haired domestic cat breed, originating in Great Britain.
BRITISH LONGHAIRS, noun. Plural of British Longhair
BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORY, noun. Any of about 14 territories which are not part of the United Kingdom but come under its sovereignty.
BRITISH PAKISTANI, proper noun. A person of Pakistani ancestry or origin, who was born in or was an immigrant to the United Kingdom, former heartland of the British Empire.
BRITISH PHARMACEUTICAL CODEX, proper noun. The BPC - a book of reference, published by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, intended to aid those engaged in the prescribing and dispensing of medicines. It had a companion volume, the British Pharmacopoeia.
BRITISH QUOTATION, noun. A system of quotation, preferred by many British English and Commonwealth English news publishers, wherein terminal punctuation marks are enclosed within a quotation if the sense of the punctuation is part of the original material being quoted, or if it suits the sense of the quoting sentence (as determined by the publisher).
BRITISH QUOTATION, noun. (academic) A system of quotation wherein single quotation marks are used for quotations, and double quotation marks used for quotations within quotations.
BRITISH QUOTATION, noun. Oxford quotation (The above two senses taken together, as a single style.)
BRITISH RACING GREEN, noun. Any of a range of dark green colours, originally associated with British racing cars
BRITISH RACING GREENS, noun. Plural of British racing green
BRITISH SEMI-LONGHAIR, noun. A semi-longhair domestic cat breed with a cobby conformation, originating in Great Britain.
BRITISH SEMI-LONGHAIRS, noun. Plural of British Semi-Longhair
BRITISH SHORTHAIR, noun. A medium size, shorthaired domestic cat breed, originating in Great Britain.
BRITISH SHORTHAIRS, noun. Plural of British Shorthair
BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE, proper noun. A language that uses hands, facial expressions, and other bodily behavior to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas; some signs are based on English words, but BSL syntax and grammar are not based on English.
BRITISH SOMALILAND, proper noun. (historical) A former British protectorate in Africa, now part of Somalia.
BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY, proper noun. A company founded by Cecil Rhodes that received a charter from the British government to administer a country in southern Africa that Rhodes named Rhodesia.
BRITISH SPELLING, noun. (countable) The preferred manner of spelling of certain words in the English language in the United Kingdom and in general most Commonwealth countries and those with a history of British influence, typically as compared to the American spelling in the United States. English language spellings in Canada generally follow British spelling, with some words having the American or both spellings.
BRITISH SPELLING, noun. (countable) Such a spelling.
BRITISH SPELLINGS, noun. Plural of British spelling
BRITISH SUMMER TIME, proper noun. (British) A form of daylight-saving time, one hour ahead of UTC, used in the United Kingdom. Abbreviation: BST
BRITISH TEETH, noun. (informal) (pejorative) (of humans) Imperfect or unattractive teeth.
BRITISH THERMAL UNIT, noun. The quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at a particular temperature (there are several different precise definitions) and a pressure of one atmosphere.
BRITISH THERMAL UNITS, noun. Plural of British thermal unit
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDER, noun. A person from the British Virgin Islands or of descent of the British Virgin Islands.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, proper noun. A British overseas territory in the Caribbean
BRITISH WEST INDIES, proper noun. A former name for the British colonies in around the Caribbean.

Dictionary definition

BRITISH, noun. The people of Great Britain.
BRITISH, adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture; "his wife is British".

Wise words

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