What does Britain mean?

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ˈbrɪt nBritain

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

Wiktionary

  1. Britainnoun

    the island of Great Britain.

  2. Britainnoun

    The United Kingdom.

  3. Britainnoun

    Brittany.

  4. Britainnoun

    the British Empire.

  5. Britainnoun

    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. Britainnoun

    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

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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. Alastair Key:

    The diversity of tools is fantastic. In the 1920s, the site produced some of earliest handaxes ever discovered in Britain. Now, for the first time, we have found rare evidence of scraping and piercing implements at this very early age.

  2. French President Francois Hollande:

    I hope that Great Britain will stay in the European Union, but I especially hope that we all advance together and that no one, no head of government can stop that.

  3. Kyosuke Suzuki:

    Broadly speaking, there are two scenarios. There will be a short extension before the parliament will agree on Johnson's plan. Or there could be a general election, which would need a longer extension, but it now seems unlikely that Britain will crash out of the EU on Oct. 31.

  4. 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.

  5. David Cameron:

    There are some people for whom their life's work and their core belief is that Britain must get out of Europe - I have respect for people who hold a very strong view, i disagree with them but I am sure there will be some people who will go on. There will always be some people who go on making that argument.

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