What does Britain mean?

Definitions for Britain
ˈbrɪt nBri·tain

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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.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. britain

    (called by the Romans Britannia, from the Celtic name Prydhain). The Celts, the ancestors of the Britons and modern Welsh, were the first inhabitants of Britain; it is referred to by Herodotus, 450 B.C.; invaded by Julius Cæsar, 55-54 B.C.; Aulus Plautus and Vespasian reduced South Britain, 47. Romans defeated by Boadicea; 70,000 slain, and London burnt; she is defeated by Suetonius; 80,000 slain, 61. Agricola, governor, conquers Anglesea, and overruns Britain in seven campaigns, and reforms the government, 78-84. He defeats the Caledonians under Galgacus; surrenders the island, 84. The Romans held sway in Britain down to about 420, soon after which time the Saxons invaded South Britain, and ultimately subdued it. It was merged into the kingdom of England about 829. See England.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Britain

    This country was known to the Phœnicians as Barat-Anac, “the land of time.” The Romans called it Britannia.

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

How to pronounce Britain?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Britain in sign language?

  1. britain

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Britain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Britain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Britain in a Sentence

  1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    All of the different baskets of the requests of Britain on the agenda were discussed, and it is true that not each and everyone around the table had it all that easy to agree to those requests, but there is a will.

  2. British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon:

    Britain will lead one of the battalions, that should send a very strong signal of our determination to defend the Baltic states and Poland in the face of continued Russian aggression.

  3. Alex Henderson:

    There’s going to be quite a lot of discussion about what shape Britain’s relationship with the European Union is going to take, if your business is going to be affected by those changes, then it's time to make your voices heard because I believe the UK government will be in a listening mood.

  4. Ben Ainslie:

    The Briton came to my home, we sat for about two hours and talked about it and actually I just said I don't care about the money, I just want to do this. I told The Briton there and then, i think this is a historic opportunity to do something that hasn't been done in 164 years, to try and win this cup( for Britain).

  5. Getty Images:

    While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were living in Britain, there wereno paparazzi pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. There was still a gentlemans agreement between the press and the palace that when the principals -- the senior members of the royal family -- were enjoying private time, that private timewas respected, so if the couple were papped, then the British newspapers agreed with the palace that they wouldnt use those paparazzi pictures.

Images & Illustrations of Britain

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