1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland
Synonyms: United_Kingdom Britain United_Kingdom_of_Great_Britain_and_Northern_Ireland gb UK
Related terms: kingdom North_Atlantic_Treaty_Organization European_Economic_Community common_market British_Isles England Scotland Battle_of_Britain Northern_Ireland Wales assurance Magna_Charta inch pretty spot judder highroad public_house countenance parliament ratable mercer squire doorknob intern Nov_5 Guy billion boot pitch cookie tea dicky doddle starkers fire_watching snogging pony-trekking perambulation national_service square-bashing rugby rub_up ministry_of_transportation_test fives lucky_dip pawky boss-eyed zizz bagatelle lie-in point_duty tombola rustication supplementary_benefit dole ludo invigilation capital buttoned-up shufti shovel_board greengrocery po-faced potty home-farm whacking long-dated short-dated takeout red-brick grotty buckshee post-free scrimshank made-up chuffed jumped-up toffee-nosed major minor a_billion a_trillion tod arterial_road bloody-minded bolshy backbench top-flight ropey jiggered spiffing dinky clawback clanger underfelt gobsmacked aggro brummagem whacked punch-up rag drained caff go-slow bar fuggy Battle_of_Britain trad fare-stage betting_shop carriageway manky tinpot canty panto clearway bin_liner boot_sale common_room clapped_out groovy piss-up dishy fly bottle_bank countinghouse common_or_garden gun_room croft gymslip hair_slide crossbench gammy hosiery hypermarket fairy_light lido life_office L-plate lumber_room macintosh free_house fruit_machine meat_safe mews minster hall_of_residence nearside hard_shoulder overall Oxbridge pannikin pantechnicon parka paternoster pillar_box jobcentre playbox lodge plimsoll plughole point lucky_dip pull-in punnet push-bike quarterlight racing_circuit minicab minicar redbrick_university rowing_boat front_bench milk_float mod_con scullery sheepwalk shooting_brake skidpan slip_coach slop_basin panda_car stalls pelican_crossing strongroom surgery tannoy teashop secateurs delf van verge villa washbasin wherry wincey winceyette workhouse dickey
2. [ noun ] (England,geography) an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
Related terms: island albion Britisher British_Isles Scotland solway_firth UK
Similar spelling:   Great_Bear