What does Britain mean?

Definitions for Britain
ˈbrɪt nBri·tain

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Britain.

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?

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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. Martin Garside:

    It is incredibly sad - I was literally two feet from this dead whale, it was both poignant and a bit eerie really - road traffic was thundering overhead on the busiest motorway in Britain and oblivious to all the people in the cars and lorries there was a 10-metre long beautiful whale floating dead beneath them.

  2. Thomas Markle:

    I am proud that my new grandson is born into the British royal family and I am sure that he will grow up to serve the crown and the people of Britain with grace, dignity, and honour.

  3. Eugene Bibby:

    He’s for America, and I think May should be for Britain but she isn’t, most of the guys I speak to around here agree with [Trump].

  4. Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Szczurek:

    (If Britain left the EU) my concern would be more about the broader EU politics and policy than the immediate economic impact, forgetting the natural conflict between EU net payers and receivers, there are things on which Britain and Poland have common cause, like making sure that the role of the non-members of the euro zone within the EU is protected.

  5. French Finance Minister Michel Sapin:

    A Brexit would have heavy consequences, it would be bad for Britain and bad for Europe, because investors would have doubts and this would affect capital flows.

Images & Illustrations of Britain

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