What does Britain mean?

Definitions for Britain
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

How to pronounce Britain?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. England Chancellor George Osborne:

    Leaving the EU is a one-way ticket to a poorer Britain.

  2. Duncan Wilson:

    This historic shipwreck tells the story of Germany's increasing naval strength in the late-19th century at a time when Britain and Germany were on friendly terms, the SMS Grosser Kurfürst is important as the only non-Royal Naval warship recorded as wrecked in English waters for the period 1860 -- 1913.

  3. Steve Emerson:

    In Britain, it's not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don't go in.

  4. Gideon Falter:

    Whilst anti-Semitism in Britain is not yet at the levels seen in most of Europe, the results of our survey should be a wakeup call, britain is at a tipping point: unless anti-Semitism is met with zero tolerance, it will continue to grow and British Jews may increasingly question their place in their own country.

  5. James Corden:

    One thing is for sure: If this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one, tonight, we send our heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain. Stay safe.

Images & Illustrations of Britain

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