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"

Wiktionary

  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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say British in sign language?

  1. british

Numerology

  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. Jasper Lawler:

    British corporate executives will be sweating before the release (of Labour's manifesto), the more extreme the Labour manifesto, the more volatility we'd expect to see in the pound and UK shares when the polls tighten closer to election day. We still favour a break above 1.30 in sterling but stand ready to reverse that call if Labour's manifesto can capture the public's imagination.

  2. Franklin P. Jones:

    The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    It's really kind of irrelevant to what we're trying to do, and it certainly doesn't express the opinion of the British people that I've met.

  4. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje:

    It is an important part of British history as well as Nigerian culture, so to be able to bring a story that I have harboured for so long home to the Nigerian audience is... a wonderful sense of accomplishment.

  5. Simon Walker:

    Scrabbling around to find measures to hit a bizarre and unachievable migration target is no way to give British businesses the stable environment they need.

Images & Illustrations of British

  1. BritishBritishBritishBritishBritish

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