American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Great Britain.
- n. One of a Celtic people inhabiting ancient Britain at the time of the Roman invasion.
- n. A member of a Brittonic-speaking people.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A native of Great Britain; especially, one of the original Celtic inhabitants of the island of Britain.
- n. An inhabitant of Great Britain.
- n. A member of the British ethnic group.
- n. historical A Celtic inhabitant of southern Britain at the time of the Roman conquest.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete British.
- n. an inhabitant of southern Britain prior to the Anglo-Saxon invasions
- adj. characteristic of or associated with the Britons
- n. a native or inhabitant of Great Britain
- From Old French Breton, from Latin Britto or its Celtic equivalent (compare Welsh Brython). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English Britoun, Celt, Briton, from Anglo-Norman Britun, from Latin Brittonēs, Britons, of Celtic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But ranged close by their fires were the weapons that had made the name Briton a word of terror to Pict, Roman and Norse raider alike.”
“This arresting figure of the new Briton is twice the man he was three years ago.”
“The best way to make a rebel out of a Briton is to treat him to government by tyrants.”
“On the other hand, in the Roman Empire this assimilation between the conquering race and the conquered provincials seems to have been more complete than is ever likely to be the case in India, considering the climatic, racial, religious, and political and social differences which separate the Briton from the East Indian.”
“Later that day I heard the most terrible news story on the radio and T.V. here in Briton.”
“Because in my personal experience, as a Briton, that is most certainly not the case.”
“But the Guards had proved to the Boers that, man to man, the Briton was his master.”
“Everyone must admit that the Briton is the best colonizer in the world.”
“Earl in the officers 'prison, and printed his telegrams in the newspapers, with the result that the Briton was the most laughed-at man that appeared in the Boer countries during the whole course of the war.”
“Would you, that are separable from boys and mobs, and the object malignly called the Briton, prefer the celestial singing of a woman to her excellently talking?”
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