Hypertext Webster Gateway: "British"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

British \Brit"ish\, n. pl.
People of Great Britain.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

{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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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

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