Great Britain

Definitions of Great Britain
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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    kingdom
    a country with a king as head of state
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    Blighty
    a slang term for Great Britain used by British troops serving abroad
  2. noun
    an island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
    synonyms: GB
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    Albion
    archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically
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    island
    a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
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