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
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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:

    There was no one who said we should stop the talks and that includes Great Britain, there was a clear mandate to continue the talks.

  2. Business Minister Shriti Vadera:

    I love the Britain that can nurture immigrants like me and make them its own.

  3. Keir Starmer:

    We have a very different vision, a vision now about how Brexit can work for Britain and the EU.

  4. Grish Gregoran:

    Trump is not welcome in Britain, we wanted to embarrass him and I think we have done that today. We know how sensitive he is. It is horrible to hear the inflammatory language that he uses and I am embarrassed that (Prime Minister) Theresa May has done so much to welcome him.

  5. Laura Carstensen:

    Unfortunately the recruitment practices of too many businesses still remain trapped in permafrost and that's holding back women and ultimately the companies themselves, the recruitment process to the boards of Britain's top companies remains shadowy and opaque and is acting as a barrier to unleashing female talent.

Images & Illustrations of Britain

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