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Noun: Great Britain
  1. A monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; 'Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    - United Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Pommyland [Austral, NZ]
  2. An island comprising England and Scotland and Wales
    - GB

Type of: island, kingdom

Part of: British Commonwealth, British Isles, Common Market, Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations, EC, EEC, EU, Europe, European Community, European Economic Community, European Union, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation [Brit], North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Encyclopedia: Great Britain