What is British?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of Great Britain or its people or culture.
    Example: "His wife is British"
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British

The word British is an adjective referring in various ways to the United Kingdom, or the island of Great Britain, and its people.

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British Airways
... British Airways (BA) is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, based in Waterside, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport ... The British Airways Board was established in 1971 to control the two nationalised airline corporations, BOAC and BEA, and two smaller, regional airlines ... On 31 March 1974, all four companies were merged to form British Airways ...
Tonga - History
... Later noteworthy European visitors included James Cook (British Navy) in 1773, 1774, and 1777, Alessandro Malaspina (Spanish Navy) in 1793, the first London missionaries in 1797, and the Wesleyan Methodist Rev ... Tonga became a British-protected state under a Treaty of Friendship on 18 May 1900, when European settlers and rival Tongan chiefs tried to oust the second king ... Within the British Empire, which posted no higher permanent representative on Tonga than a British Consul (1901–1970), Tonga formed part of the British Western Pacific Territories (under ...
British Airways - Corporate Affairs - Operations
... British Airways is the largest airline based in the United Kingdom in terms of fleet size, international flights, and international destinations and was, until 2008, the largest ... carrier carried 44.5 million passengers that year, passing British Airways for the first time ... British Airways holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, it is permitted to carry passengers, cargo, and mail on ...
British
... The word British is an adjective referring in various ways to the United Kingdom, or the island of Great Britain, and its people ... Geography British Isles, an archipelago in north-western Europe British Islands, a legal term describing the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man ... British nationality law, which governs the citizens of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the British Crown dependencies Language British English, the forms of the ...
January 8 - Deaths
1720) 1815 – Edward Pakenham, British general (b. 1788) 1854 – William Carr Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, British general and politician (b ... Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (b ...

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    When a man wants to write a book full of unassailable facts, he always goes to the British Museum.
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    The British blockade won the war; but the wonder is that the British blockhead did not lose it. I suppose the enemy was no wiser. War is not a sharpener of wits.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)