Composed of England, Scotland, Wales and NORTHERN Ireland (yes, NORTHERN Ireland, as IRELAND is NOT part of Britain), Britain is not to be confused with England, a mistake which Americans usually make, usually due to their ignorance.
There is no such accent as a 'British' accent, unless you can do an English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish accent all at once, including all the different towns and cities with their indivudual accents.
Remember;

It's BRITAIN not ENGLAND

Britain is composed of Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales

It's NORTHERN IRELAND not IRELAND
by VeggieGirl April 21, 2008
The only place where everybody is a fighting machine, and has everything packed into a small area....

It has the glorius wales with huge hills and green grass, with cliffs bigger than average sized houses, and where most raw materials come from and probably the proudest country in the world.

Ireland with its loveable culture and large heritage,providing a lot of manpower..(it is the 3rd largest island in europe!)

The brute toughness of Scotland, where there are huge mountains and most of the british army, with one of the best rugby teams today.

And finally the English the Patriotic ones. Creating football and rugby and home to many musicians and other talented people and where there are people shouting at the telly about the football.

well you've probably guessed im british... i am aswell. i come from wales. so stop arguing about what country is crap and which is good, lets all be one nation together, BRITAIN!
britain = wales, scotland, england and ireland
by British Guy November 20, 2007
Perrenial over achievers
The British Empire,was largest ever by land mass and population(do your research deniers).The English language most wideley spoken(it is the global language).5th largest GDP from the 22nd largest population.7 out of the top 22 music acts of all time(the Us has 5) again out of our meagre population(Beatles,Bee Gees,Cliff Richard,Elton John,Led Zep,Pink Floyd,The Rolling Stones).We are not world leaders in many sports but we punch above our weight in many(not just sports we invented and only we play and then call our finals "world series").And by the way for the above Yank I think you will find nobody invented Electricity and the Germans invented the first decent internal combustion motor car.to finish Britain is indeed great because it consistantly punches above its weight in so many different areas like no other country.Biggest is not always best.
by Lord Bozzer January 23, 2009
The Best Damn Country in the engire world. period. a World super power untill it let the united states win the American Revolutionary War and America screwed everything up.
Britain rules the world
Indeed the greatest country in the world.

to that person who said earlyer that the roman empire was bigger than the british one, have you even compaired them??? look them up on google. The roman one was most of europe. The british one was most of the world. and no, we dont all drink tea and crumpits, but they are quite nice :D. the biggest drink size in britain is about 1/2 a litre, in america, its like 2 litres, so don t blame us for calling you fat.
American:can i have a double cheese burger, extra large fries and a super sized diet coke please?

British: wtf? why are you getting all that crap then having a diet coke? why not just go all the way and kill yourself in one go?!!?!
britain!
by Edd June 17, 2006
short form for the formal name Great Britain, an Island located west of Europe part of the British Isle archipelogo. derived from the Roman name Britannia Major. the term Great is purely geographical to show a larger land north of Gaul (France). Britain comprises of 2 former kingdoms Scotland and England and the Principality, Wales. Great Britain and her constituant countries also make up most of the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland is not in Great Britain, but in the United Kingdom. The long formal name for the country The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The nation (and former kingdom) of England comprises most of the Island and also has the largest population

the nation (and former kingdom) of scotland comprises the most northern part of the island of Great Britain and is the second largest nation after england, although with a smaller population.

the nation (and former kingdom) of Wales, is located West of England. It is the smallest nation in Great Britain by area and population

Britain has played a vital role in world affairs being especially influencial in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many western offshoots such as Australia and the US were formed by Britain, although have formed sperate identities still share a large part of culture heritage and language.
Look on a map its north of France south of Iceland
If your able to read this, English was established in Great Britain.
by Corona21 September 12, 2007
Britain, a nation that is made up of several countries, such as, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland - as much as they don't admit it, we stole that fair and square.

It's a nice place, with locations that will satisy everyone, it's a place with lots of world building history - shame about the weather though. It's the only place that uses the English language properly, but do excuse the accents, could be worse though, could be speaking like the silly aussies and Americans.
The English language is a very funny one, well at least it is in Britain. Some quotes below will show some 'English, English' words or informal words used to describe the international iconic ones.

A British Policeman = A 'bobby'

'keen as mustard'= Very enthusiastic, eager.

'bad egg' = A miscreant, a corrupt person, an untrustworthy person.

'banger' = A sausage kids.

Enjoy them few.
by Dark Einstein November 21, 2005

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