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Meaning of BRITISH

Pronunciation:  'british

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the people of Great Britain
  2. [adj]  of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture; "his wife is British"

BRITISH is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: British people, Brits, the British
 See Also: a people, country, land, nation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Brit"ish\ (br[i^]t"[i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc,
    Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; --
    sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.
    {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold
       water, formed by heating dry starch at a temperature of
       about 600[deg] Fahr. It corresponds, in its properties, to
       dextrin, and is used, in solution, as a substitute for gum
       in stiffering goods.
    {British lion}, the national emblem of Great Britain.
    {British seas}, the four seas which surround Great Britain.
  2. \Brit"ish\, n. pl.
    People of Great Britain.