Brit|on [ `brıtn ] noun count MAINLY JOURNALISM
someone from the U.K.. The usual way of talking about someone from the U.K. is to say that he or she is British.

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  • Briton — Brit on, a. [AS. bryten Britain.] British. [Obs.] Spenser. n. A native of Great Britain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Briton — can refer to: * Britons (historical), ancient people from the island of Great Britain * British people, people of British ethnicity; originating from Britain; or citizens of the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands; or of one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Briton — Anglo Fr. Bretun, from L. Brittonem (nom. Britto, misspelled Brito in MSS) a member of the tribe of the Britons, from *Britt os, the Celtic name of the Celtic inhabitants of Britain and southern Scotland before the 5c. Anglo Saxon invasion drove… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Briton — ► NOUN 1) a British person. 2) a native of southern Britain before and during Roman times. ORIGIN Old French Breton, from Latin Britto or Celtic …   English terms dictionary

  • Briton — [brit′ n] n. [ME < OFr Breton < L Brito, Britto; of Celt orig.: see BRITISH] 1. a member of an early Celtic people living in S Britain at the time of the Roman invasion 2. a person born or living in Great Britain, esp. in England …   English World dictionary

  • Briton — Brit|on [ˈbrıtn] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Breton ancient Briton , from Latin Brito, from a Celtic language] formal someone from Britain ▪ the ancient Britons ▪ the first Briton to win the championship for twenty years …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Briton — [[t]brɪ̱t(ə)n[/t]] Britons N COUNT A Briton is a British citizen, or a person of British origin. [FORMAL] The role is played by seventeen year old Briton Jane March …   English dictionary

  • Briton — UK [ˈbrɪt(ə)n] / US noun [countable] Word forms Briton : singular Briton plural Britons mainly journalism someone from the UK. The usual way of talking about someone from the UK is to say that he or she is British …   English dictionary

  • Briton — /brit n/, n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Great Britain, esp. of England. 2. one of the Celtic people formerly occupying the southern part of the island of Britain. [1250 1300; < ML Briton (s. of Brito); r. ME Breton < OF < LL Brittones Britons]… …   Universalium

  • Briton — This interesting name does not mean anything to do with Britain as in the British Isles of modern idiom, rather it is a national or ethnic name for someone from Brittany, France, a Breton . In the 6th Century the Celtic speaking Bretons were… …   Surnames reference

  • Briton C. Busch — Briton Cooper Busch, (born in Los Angeles, California on 5 September 1936 died in Hamilton, New York on 10 May 2004), was a specialist in nineteenth century British diplomatic history, military history, and American maritime history at Colgate… …   Wikipedia

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