What does British mean?

Definitions for British
ˈbrɪt ɪʃBritish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. British, British people, Britsadjective

    the people of Great Britain

  2. Britishadjective

    of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture

    "his wife is British"


  1. Britishadjective

    Of Britain (meaning the British Isles)

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  2. Britishadjective

    Of the United Kingdom.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  3. Britishadjective

    Of the Commonwealth of Nations, or the British Empire.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  4. Britishadjective

    Of the ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain; Brythonic.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  5. Britishnoun

    With the, the citizens or inhabitants of Britain collectively.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  6. Britishnoun

    With the, the citizens or inhabitants of the United Kingdom collectively.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  7. Britishnoun

    The ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain, also called ancient Britons.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  8. Britishnoun

    The Celtic language of the ancient Britons

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  9. Britishnoun

    The British English language.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Britishadjective

    of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants

  2. British

    people of Great Britain

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'British' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #223

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'British' in Written Corpus Frequency: #610

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'British' in Adjectives Frequency: #16

How to pronounce British?

  1. Alex
    US English

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of British in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of British in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of British in a Sentence

  1. Eugene Kaspersky:

    The North American top enterprise and government sector, they are not really loyal to any non-American products – it’s much harder to get to this sector for any non-American company, maybe except British companies, we’ve never had success in this sector in the United States. We are slowly trying to open the door. It’s hard but I think it’s possible.

  2. Lawrence Yun:

    Now with the British pound much weaker, it will make it much more difficult for the British to buy just on the currency translation.

  3. Michael Raymond-James:

    He was so much more involved than that. He was a major operative and a huge thorn in the British crown, sons of Liberty.

  4. Simon Lewis:

    The key to the change has been anticipating what's coming next, the lesson of these last 20, 30 years has been for the institution always to be slightly ahead perhaps of where the British people are.

  5. Economy Minister Nobuteru Ishihara:

    There are concerns about lessening the impact of the British referendum on Japan's small- and medium-sized companies, taking steps to provide liquidity to small firms could be a big factor in economic stimulus steps that we compile.

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    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. transition
    • B. rateables
    • C. confectionery
    • D. endeavor

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