American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Great Britain or its people, language, or culture.
- adj. Of or relating to the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth of Nations.
- adj. Of or relating to the ancient Britons.
- n. The people of Great Britain.
- n. British English.
- n. The Celtic language of the ancient Britons.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Great Britain, or in the widest sense the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or its inhabitants: as, the British people or empire; British legislation or interests.
- Of or pertaining to the ancient Britons or their language.
- Sometimes abbreviated Brit.
- n. [Used as a plural.] The inhabitants of Great Britain, including specifically the English, Welsh, and Scotch.
- n. The language of the ancient Britons, represented by the modern Welsh and Cornish.
- n. With the, the citizens or inhabitants of Britain collectively.
- n. With the, the citizens or inhabitants of the United Kingdom collectively.
- n. history The ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain before the Anglo-Saxon invasion, also called ancient Britons.
- n. The Celtic language of the ancient Britons
- n. The British English language.
- adj. Of Britain (meaning the British Isles)
- adj. Of the United Kingdom.
- adj. Of the Commonwealth of Nations, or the British Empire.
- adj. historical Of the ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain; Brythonic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.
- n. People of Great Britain.
- n. the people of Great Britain
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture
- In Old English as Bryttisc "Britons" . The spelling with single -t- appears in the 13th century under the influence of Latin Britannia, but spelling with -tt- persists alongside -t- during the 13th to 17th centuries. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Brittish, from Old English Bryttisc, relating to the ancient Britons, from Bryttas, Britons, of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“DAVID MILIBAND, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY: The United Kingdom is deeply concerned at the arrest and in some cases continued detention of some of our hard-working, locally-engaged staff in British.”
“ANGELA KNIGHT, BRITISH BANKERS ASSOCIATION: I sincerely hope that we have now come to an end of those moves, which while it is important the British people do have certain political and populist element to them, because that doesn't really send a terribly good message to, out from the U.K. to the rest of the world.”
“GORDON BROWN, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I want to announce awarded by Her Majesty the Queen, on behalf of the British people, an honorary knighthood for Sir Edward Kennedy.”
“Mr Lindsay do you think all british people need to emigrate to australia or canada in order to have an opinion about those countries and their friends/enemies - I hope your suggestion is not that Jewish people are not as British as you-my family who fought for this country in the world wars would have been very unhappy to hear that.”
“GORDON BROWN, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: We have resolved, first of all, as we did some years ago, that it is in the British national interest to confront the Taliban in Afghanistan or Afghanistan would come to us, and so today Britain will announce addition a troops for Afghanistan bringing our numbers in Afghanistan to the highest level.”
“GORDON BROWN, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: We have resolved, first of all, as we did some years ago, that it is in the British national interest to confront the Taliban in Afghanistan or Afghanistan would come to us.”
“TONY BLAIR, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: I give my thanks to you, the British people.”
“CANON ANDREW WHITE, SENIOR BRITISH CLERIC: During the meeting with him, I experienced a long litany of how he was going to kill British and American people.”
“TONY BLAIR, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: The British forces that remain in Iraq will have the following tasks -- training and support to Iraqi forces, securing the Iraq-Iran border, securing supply routes and, above all, the ability to conduct operations against extremist groups and be there in support of the Iraqi army when called upon.”
“GORDON BROWN, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: And I am convinced that there is no weakness in Britain today that cannot be overcome by the strengths of the British people.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
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Very basic words for ESL students.
old brittish words i belive still used today. im not brittish so how should i know. my teacher is the one that told me. hahaha
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