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Noun: United Kingdom
  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
    - UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Pommyland [Austral, NZ, informal]

Type of: kingdom

Part of: British Commonwealth, British Isles, Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations, NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation [Brit], North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Encyclopedia: United Kingdom