British - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrɪtɪʃ|
Brit.  |ˈbrɪtɪʃ|

noun

- the people of Great Britain (syn: british, brits)

adjective

- of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture(syn: british)

Examples

British Museum

British Corporation

British Overseas Trade Board

...the British ministers at the international peace conference...

He wrote a well-known history of the British empire.

He claims a connection to British royalty.

She spent a couple of years crewing on a British ship.

Massachusetts was one of the original 13 British colonies that later became the United States.

...the British monarch continues to confer knighthood on those who are outstanding in their fields of endeavor...

differences between British and American usage

As the heir to an earldom, Stephen was obliged to pay a courtesy call on the British ambassador ...

The American spelling is “color” while the British spelling is “colour.”

...every colonial household was expected to billet a British soldier...

The French directed a cannonade at the British for three hours.

British colonists settled the area in the 18th century.

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