Bryttisc

adj British

Old to modern English dictionary. 2013.

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  • British — Brit ish (br[i^]t [i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold water,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • British gum — British Brit ish (br[i^]t [i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • British lion — British Brit ish (br[i^]t [i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • British seas — British Brit ish (br[i^]t [i^]sh), a. [AS. Brittisc, Bryttisc.] Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; sometimes restricted to the original inhabitants. [1913 Webster] {British gum}, a brownish substance, very soluble in cold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brattice — /brat is/, n., v., bratticed, bratticing. n. 1. a partition or lining, as of planks or cloth, forming an air passage in a mine. 2. (in medieval architecture) any temporary wooden fortification, esp. at the top of a wall. [1300 50; ME brutaske,… …   Universalium

  • British — Britishly, adv. Britishness, n. /brit ish/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Great Britain or its inhabitants. 2. used esp. by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, Brit. is an abbreviation for British usage. n. 3. the people… …   Universalium

  • British — O.E. Bryttisc of or relating to (ancient) Britons, from Bryttas natives of ancient Britain (see BRITON (Cf. Briton)). First modern record of British Isles is from 1620s …   Etymology dictionary

  • British — Brit•ish [[t]ˈbrɪt ɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) brit. peo of or pertaining to Great Britain or its inhabitants 2) peo of or pertaining to the island of Britain and its inhabitants, esp. before the division of the island into the principalities of England,… …   From formal English to slang

  • British — /ˈbrɪtɪʃ/ (say british) adjective 1. of or relating to Britain and its inhabitants. 2. of or relating to the Commonwealth of Nations, the former British Empire, or their inhabitants. 3. of or relating to the variety of English spoken in Britain,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • British — [brit′ish] adj. [ME Brittish < OE Bryttisc < Bret, pl. Bryttas, name of the Celt inhabitants of Britain; of Celt orig.] 1. of or pertaining to the ancient Britons 2. of Great Britain or its people, language, or culture 3. of the… …   English World dictionary

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