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. David Carroll:

    Our day in British court may be within reach, the fines may seem like rounding errors for Facebook ... But if American voters can somehow recover and repatriate our complete voter profiles then democracies will have won the day against dark data.

  2. British Business Secretary Sajid Javid:

    Today's announcement is a step in the right direction for the long-term future of British steel manufacturing in Scunthorpe, this agreement sends positive signals to any potential investor for the rest of Tata's UK business.

  3. Sylvan Adams:

    We are hoping to take a page out of British cycling, who became the world's pre-eminent cycling power after they built their velodrome in Manchester and the National Cycling Centre... so we are hoping to develop cycling amongst the youth and reach the highest level of the sport.

  4. Melinda Mills:

    There's been a lot of confusion about where people should wear masks, and where there's confusion, people just disengage and don't wear them, the British government's why( some countries) are moving to a broad, blanket policy.

  5. Remy Cordonnier:

    I am not an expert myself on Shakespeare's pieces, so I wanted to have the opinion of an expert, this is why I contacted Eric Rasmussen to make sure they did not already know about the First Folio. He was actually in London working on the Shakespeare year at the British Library and agreed to come to authenticate the document.

Images & Illustrations of British

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