What does British mean?

Definitions for British
ˈbrɪt ɪʃBri·tish

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. British, British people, Brits(adj)

    the people of Great Britain

  2. British(adj)

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

    "his wife is British"


  1. British(Adjective)

    Of Britain (meaning the British Isles)

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  2. British(Adjective)

    Of the United Kingdom.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  3. British(Adjective)

    Of the Commonwealth of Nations, or the British Empire.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  4. British(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  5. British(ProperNoun)

    With the, the citizens or inhabitants of Britain collectively.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  6. British(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  7. British(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  8. British(ProperNoun)

    The Celtic language of the ancient Britons

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

  9. British(ProperNoun)

    The British English language.

    Etymology: In as Bryttisc "Britons" .

Webster Dictionary

  1. British(adj)

    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

How to say British in sign language?

  1. british


  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. Tatsujiro Suzuki:

    The British side would make money and the Japanese would lose less.

  2. Neckermann Polska:

    The Polish unit, despite its stable financial condition, cannot operate independently without its mother company, the problems of our owner on the British and German markets are the cause of the liquidation of operating activities in many global markets, including Poland.

  3. Carl Martin:

    The House of Commons has missed an opportunity to avert a hard Brexit and lay the foundations for close ties to the EU, it is simply irresponsible that the British governing coalition is still trying to reach a unified position 10 weeks before the exit deadline.

  4. Maria Tam:

    The emergency legislation is something that is left behind by the colonial British government. It's nothing to do with the Basic Law. It's entirely in the power of the highly autonomous region, at the moment there are still plenty of tools. We have different articles in the police force ordinance and articles in the public order ordinance which we can still invoke to control the situation. We haven't got to the stage when we really have to engage in enacted laws by the chief executive with the executive council to, for example, enact anti-mask or interception of internet messages. We're quite a distance from that.

  5. Austin Connelly:

    I see him (Spieth) all the time, I will be checking the (British Open) scores, when we are at home, I see him in the gym almost five days a week. I practise with him sometimes and play with him quite often.

Images & Illustrations of British

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. demolish
    • B. observe
    • C. conform
    • D. emerge

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