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3 definitions found
 for British
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  British \Brit"ish\, n. pl.
     People of Great Britain.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  British \Brit"ish\ (br[i^]t"[i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc,
     Bryttisc.]
     Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; --
     sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  British
      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or
             its people or culture; "his wife is British"
      n 1: the people of Great Britain [syn: British, British
           people, Brits]

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