from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Commonly called Great Britain or Britain.United Kingdom A country of western Europe comprising England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Beginning with the kingdom of England, it was created by three acts of union: with Wales (1536), Scotland (1707), and Ireland (1800). At the height of its power in the 19th century it ruled an empire that spanned the globe. London is the capital and the largest city. Population: 60,800,000.
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- proper n. A kingdom and sovereign state in Europe comprising the four countries of England, Scotland and Wales in the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland in the island of Ireland. Official name: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Abbreviation: UK.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under United.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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• Atheism is so big in the United Kingdom that more than one hundred thousand Britons downloaded “certificates of de-baptism” off the Internet to make official the renunciation of their Christian faith.6
I would call Jones Parry to see what the United Kingdom might do with its former colonies, and I also enlisted Canada to be helpful.
A similar nonevent was the widely trumpeted plan by the al-Qaeda recruit Dhiren Barot to build a dirty bomb to be detonated either in the United Kingdom or the United States after 9/11.
Australia has expanded its protection of parts of the Great Barrier Reef and the United Kingdom announced the designation of the Chagos Islands Marine Reserve in 2010.
The lesson of a number of the terrorist plots uncovered in the United Kingdom was that the “bottom-up” radicalization described by Sageman only became really lethal when the “‘homegrown’ wannabes”—often radicalized by jihadi videos on the Internet—managed to make contact with “Al-Qaeda Central” in the tribal areas of Pakistan along its border with Afghanistan.
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Recent studies in the United Kingdom suggest that isolated red-and blue-light wavelengths help mild to moderate acne by killing bacteria and reducing inflammation.
Ford calls the process of joint design, with the lead role assigned to either Mazda at Hiroshima (for 323/Escort) or Ford North America in Dearborn (for the next generation of large cars to replace the Taurus/Sable) or Ford of Europe in the United Kingdom and Germany (for Tempo/Sierra), “Centers of Responsibility.”
The only exception to this trend in Europe is the United Kingdom, where the number of dealers has steadily dropped—from 12,000 in 1968 to 8,144 in 1988.7 In some respects the car-retailing structure in the United Kingdom has gone even further than in the United States toward the megadealer, with the growth of large publicly owned dealer groups owning many dealerships selling a variety of makes on separate sites.
Emyr Jones Parry, the U.K. perm rep also serving as EU president, since the United Kingdom held that office for the second half of 2005, protested that people had been working hard on the Outcome Document for eight months, and that we could hardly shift now.