Definitions for Britain
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Britain.
United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britainnoun
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
the island of Great Britain.
The United Kingdom.
the British Empire.
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).
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.)
Britain, often referred to as Great Britain, is a large island located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. It's the largest of the British Isles and includes the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales. The term 'Britain' is also colloquially used to refer to the United Kingdom, which includes Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It's recognized for its significant cultural, economic, and political influence in global affairs.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
(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
This country was known to the Phœnicians as Barat-Anac, “the land of time.” The Romans called it Britannia.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Britain is ranked #26025 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Britain surname appeared 942 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Britain.
90.2% or 850 total occurrences were White.
3.1% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
2.9% or 28 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.4% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.1% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.
0.9% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Britain' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #324
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Britain' in Written Corpus Frequency: #993
The numerical value of Britain in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Britain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Great Britain, an island off the Dutch coast, which is responsible for the happiness of fully one-quarter of the human race. Per: Van Loon's Geography, Copy-write 1932. Garden City Publishing, Copy-write 1937; Page-216.
In Britain, the segregated world of public schools crops up in all kinds of institutions A boy can pass from Eton to the Guards to the Middle Temple to Parliament and still retain the same male world of leather armchairs, teak tables and nicknames. They need never deal closely with other kinds of people, and some never do.
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
There's so much of a debate at the moment about what Britain is and what Britain is not and how it's excluding and how it's isolating itself, i wanted to celebrate what I feel Britain is, which is something much more lively and vibrant and cheery - the comedy heritage, the literary heritage, the variety, the arts.
Let me put it simply, if Britain isn't a member of the EU these investments, these jobs will be going to other countries. That's why Ryanair is campaigning so strongly for Britain to remain in the EU, if Britain leaves the single market Britain may be forced out of the Open Skies regime and airfares and the cost of holidays will rise. That's not speculation, that's a certainty.
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