United Kingdom
geographical name 1. (or United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) country W Europe in British Isles comprising Great Britain & Northern Ireland capital London area 94,251 square miles (244,110 square kilometers), population 58,421,700 2. (or United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) country 1801-1921 comprising Great Britain & Ireland

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  • United Kingdom — Kingdom King dom, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d {King}, and { dom}.] 1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy. [1913 Webster] Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. Ps. cxiv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • United Kingdom — According to the Interpretation Act 1978, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Related links Great Britain UK Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. www.practicallaw.com …   Law dictionary

  • United Kingdom — attested from 1737 …   Etymology dictionary

  • United Kingdom — of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (country in northern Europe consisting of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • United Kingdom — see Britain …   Modern English usage

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

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  • United Kingdom — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::United Kingdom <p></p> Background: <p></p> The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature… …   The World Factbook

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