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Definition of British


  1. Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants.
  2. People of Great Britain.

British Quotations

I joined the army on my seventeenth birthday, full of the romance of war after having read a lot of World War I British poetry and having seen a lot of post-World War II films. I thought the romantic presentations of war influenced my joining and my presentation of war to my younger siblings.
Walter Dean Myers

For over 30 years, the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
Gerry Adams

I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking.
Heston Blumenthal

On the first day of school, my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name and said that from thenceforth that was the name we would answer to in school. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education.
Nelson Mandela

The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle.
Naomi Wolf
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British Translations

british in Afrikaans is Brits
british in Dutch is Brits
british in French is britannique
british in German is britisch
british in Hungarian is angolok, brit, angol, britek
british in Swedish is brittisk
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