Definitions for Britainˈbrɪt n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Brit•ainˈbrɪt n(n.)

  1. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Great Britain.

  2. Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Britannia (def. 1). 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great 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

Wiktionary

  1. Britain(ProperNoun)

    the island of Great Britain.

  2. Britain(ProperNoun)

    The United Kingdom.

  3. Britain(ProperNoun)

    Brittany.

  4. Britain(ProperNoun)

    the British Empire.

  5. Britain(ProperNoun)

    the British Empire

    The name of 'Britain' [...] ought to answer every purpose, or if that be thought too condensed, it may be pluralized into 'The Britains'. (The Times, 16 July 1874, 10/6, cited after OED).

  6. Britain(ProperNoun)

    a Briton

    The Britains' struggles with the Scots and Picts [...] led to the Britains asking the Romans for help in constructing a great wall. (L. C. Lambdin and R. T. Lambdin, Companion to Old and Middle English Literature, 2002, p. 12.)

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Britain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #324

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Britain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #993

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