The island of Great Britain during pre-Roman, Roman, and early Anglo-Saxon times before the reign of Alfred the Great (871–899). The name is derived from Britannia, which the Romans used for the portion of the island that they occupied.
Old English Breoton, Bryten etc., from LatinBritannia; later reinforced by Anglo-NormanBritaine, Old French Bretaigne, from LatinBrittannia, variant of Britannia, from Britannī (see Etymology 2, below).
From LatinBritannus (adjective and noun, plural Britannī), apparently from Brythonic (compare Old Welsh Priten).
Britain Sentence Examples
This was fine with Great Britain but not with Maine.
The government of the world I live in was not framed, like that of Britain, in after-dinner conversations over the wine.
The value of the trade with British colonies and Great Britain in 1905 was over 7,200,000.
Prehistoric tumuli are found abundantly in almost all parts of Europe and Asia from Britain to Japan.
Araucaria imbricata, the Chile pine, or "monkey puzzle," was introduced into Britain in 1796.