Relating to Great Britain or the United Kingdom, or to its people or language
A form of dextrin prepared by roasting starch.
(Originally) liquid petroleum, used as a remedy for various disorders; (later also) any of several medicinal preparations of varying composition but usually including liquid petroleum.
(With plural concord) British people of black (or non-white) ethnic origin, identified as a distinct social and cultural group.
Designating a person of South Asian origin or descent who holds a British passport (or the right to one) and is (or was) a resident of a former British colony in East Africa; of or relating to such people collectively.
A variety or breed of British Shorthair cat with a steel-grey coat; a cat of this variety or breed.
A state or period of relative peace in the countries of the former British Empire, seen as resulting from the British presence and administration.
A type of silver-plated metal similar to Sheffield plate, but in which the silver is fused on a nickel alloy.
(The name of) the national railway system of Great Britain or its management company, privatized under the Railways Act of 1993.
(Also British White cattle) any of various old breeds of white cattle kept in the British Isles; (now) specifically a breed of polled white cattle with black points; an animal of this breed.
Of or relating to Great Britain or its inhabitants.
Scottish (now archaic and historical). Also more generally: belonging or relating to the northern part of the United Kingdom.
Historical. With the: Welsh Britons, considered collectively; = Welsh.
Of, relating to, or originating in the western part of Great Britain, especially Wales or Cornwall; specifically (historical) of or relating to the Brittonic-speaking peoples inhabiting Great Britain, as distinguished from the Anglo-Saxons.
Hostile to the interests of Britain or the United Kingdom
That part of the Indian subcontinent administered by the British from 1765, when the East India Company acquired control over Bengal, until 1947, when India became independent and Pakistan was created. By 1850 British India was coterminous with India’s boundaries in the west and north and by 1885 it included Burma in the east. The period of British rule was known as the Raj
A group of islands lying off the coast of NW Europe, from which they are separated by the North Sea and the English Channel. They include Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Scilly Isles, and the Channel Islands
A short, thick military overcoat or duffel coat
The bulldog, regarded as a quintessentially British breed and used to symbolize a spirit of courage and tenacity thought characteristic of the British; (hence) a courageous or tenacious British person.
Any of the Celtic languages spoken in early Britain or their modern descendants; (later) specifically those of the P-Celtic group.
British Jews collectively.
A non-denominational elementary school of a type founded by the British and Foreign School Society (formed in 1814) and run according to the educationalist Joseph Lancaster's system of using older pupils to help teach younger children.
An institution founded in 1901 for the promotion of historical, philosophical, and philological studies
An organization established in 1934 with the aims of promoting a wider knowledge of Britain and the English language abroad, and of developing closer cultural relations with other countries
A former empire consisting of Great Britain and its possessions, dominions, and dependencies
English as used in Great Britain, as distinct from that used elsewhere
Short for Royal British Legion.
The national library of Britain, containing the former library departments of the British Museum. The principal copyright library, it was established separately from the British Museum in 1972, and moved to a new headquarters in 1998
A national museum of antiquities in London. Established with public funds in 1753, it includes among its holdings the Magna Carta, the Elgin Marbles, and the Rosetta Stone
A postage stamp issued for use in a (former) British colony; usually in plural.
(The name of) the national railway system of Great Britain or its management company, later called British Rail.
Any of a number of government-subsidized restaurants opened in Britain during and after the Second World War (1939–45).
An old British breed of domestic short-haired cat, which is relatively large, with a sturdy build, round face, and plush coat; a cat of this breed.
A province on the west coast of Canada; population 4,113,487 (2006); capital, Victoria. Formed in 1866 by the union of Vancouver Island (a former British colony) and the mainland area, then called New Caledonia, the province includes the Queen Charlotte Islands
Former name (until 1973) for Belize.
A former British protectorate established on the Somali coast of East Africa in 1884. In 1960 it united with former Italian territory to form the independent republic of Somalia
The specification of recommended procedure, quality of output, terminology, and other details, in a particular field, drawn up and published by the British Standards Institution
A modified form of Jamaican Creole spoken by some black British people of Caribbean descent.
(The original name for) the Commonwealth Games.
A British medal awarded for civil or military service, instituted in 1917 by Edward VII, and affiliated to the Order of the British Empire; abbreviated B.E.M.
= Greenwich Mean Time (now disused).
The people of Great Britain; abbreviated G.B.P.
A form of sign language developed in the UK and fundamentally different from American Sign Language
Time as advanced one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time for daylight saving in the UK between March and October
The amount of heat needed to raise 1 lb of water at maximum density through one degree Fahrenheit, equivalent to 1.055 × 103 joules
(In the UK) an association for the charitable support of former members of the armed forces and their immediate dependants, formed in 1921