Acronym: United Kingdom - The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Home to 58 million people. Capital city is London. Includes the countries England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The U.K. came into existence in 1606 after the Act of Union was passed. The U.K. flag looks like it does as it is a combination of the Scottish Saltire and the English St. George's Cross.
I live in Scotland, which is in the U.K. but has it's own parliament.
by brendan July 12, 2004
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A fantastic country that once ruled the world (yes, literally) and is much cooler than the USA because it is older and cleaner. Also has amazing music such as Muse and Radiohead and Biffy Clyro and Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons and Marina and the Diamonds and Florence and the Machine and so much more. However, none of this amazing music ever gets in the charts for long because music charts have been hijacked by chavs and their fake RnB which actually is badly disguised pop (see JLS). However, amazing venues still exist across the UK, the best including the Hammersmith Apollo, the Brixton Acadamy, The O2 Arena and many, many more. Even Wembley Arena has its merits, despite their 'confiscating staplers at Arctic Monkeys concerts' policy and the fact that I was hit on the head by a condom-balloon there.

Also very prevalent in the UK is clever people. Many students learn Latin and are teased mercilessly about it and amazingly avoid being 'binned' by jealous chavs.
The UK is incredible, and should be worshipped by all those people in the USA who think they're bigger than us.
by GothicDuck April 22, 2010
UK is short for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The UK is a country consisting of different parts that used to be seperate countries. Some people count these as still being different countries because some laws are different (and also a few people just think 'they have different names so they're different countries') The UK has one currency, one government, and one 'normal' language (the majority of people don't speak Welsh, Scots, Gaelic, or anything, and those who do all speak English as well). The UK is a part of the continent Europe. Some people talk about 'Europe' as if the UK isn't part of it. What they actually mean is mainland Europe.

(In alphabetical order because we shouldn't assume any parts are more important than others)
In the British Isles:
England
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Scotland
Wales
some other little islands

Great Britain (shortened to Britain):
England
Scotland
Wales
maybe some of the little islands?

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK):
England
Northern Ireland
Scotland
Wales
probably some of the little islands
UK, United Kingdom, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are all interchangable. Britain and Great Britain are interchangable. The Republic of Ireland and ROI are interchangable. Ireland is as well but can also be used to mean the piece of land containing Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Apart from these, all the other words mean different things. UK, Britain, and England do NOT mean the same thing.

There should not be a stereotype for British or English people or people from the UK (come to think of it, there shouldn't be any stereotypes at all anywhere).

*People from the UK are not all posh.
*Like in any country, there are lots of different accents. So if you hear weird accents on TV, don't assume that's how everone sounds.
*Not everyone likes tea.
*Not everyone likes the Royal family.
*Some people like Americans, some hate them, and some really don't care.
*Most young people find the idea of eating oatmeal soaked in blood (black pudding) completely disgusting.
*There are some Scottish people out there who think eating yucky bits of sheep (haggis) is disgusting.
*Not everyone likes football. Football is the same as soccer is in America, and rugby is either the same as or just a similar idea to American Football (because originally there was AsSOCCiation FOOTBALL, and RUGBY FOOTBALL. We just chose to shorten them in different ways.)

I'm not going to list everything, because I can't be bothered, and anyway you get the picture.
by Goldfish United March 03, 2010
not only stands for United Kingdom but also means you know in text.
example 1

girl: so where are you from??

boy: the UK

girl: what is the UK?

boy: the United Kingdom

girl: oh thats so sexy

example 2

girl's text: what is up

boy's text: in my rooom all alone

girl's tex: that is so sexy

boy's text: uk it
by hipeeps June 20, 2010
It isn't the U.K i live in!!! it's fucking England! Why dus evry1 and all sites say U.K, its fuckin England!
"so you live in the U.K?"

"No! England! ass face!"

*gets stabbed in eye*
by Rube July 07, 2005
A soveriegn state, not a country. It is made up of England and Scotland (which are countries), Wales (a principality) and Northern Ireland (a province). Ireland doesnt exist, there are only the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Britain is not the same thing; it's real name is Great Britain, and it's the island on which Wales, England and Scotland are found. When King James inherited the English crown, which already owned that of Wales, Great Britain became a monarchy, hence the british empire-not the empire of the UK. The union jack is not the flag of Great Britain, it is a modified version which encorporates Northern Ireland, making it the flag of the UK.
the uk isnt a fucking country
by Robert Paulson. May 23, 2010
University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky, also known as UK, is a public, co-educational, university, and is one of the state's two land-grant universities, located in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is the largest in the Commonwealth by enrollment, with 27,209 students, and is also the highest ranked research university in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Motto: See Blue
Mascot "Blue," "The Wildcat," "Big Blue," "Scratch"

Nickname: Wildcats
P1 "Did you go to the UK for college?"
P2 "Yeah, it was great."
by Tiff...Er...Knee? June 20, 2010

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