What does British mean?

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Proper noun
  1. With the, the citizens or inhabitants of Britain collectively.
  2. With the, the citizens or inhabitants of the United Kingdom collectively.
  3. (historical) The ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain before the Anglo-Saxon invasion, also called ancient Britons.
  4. The Celtic language of the ancient Britons; Common Brittonic.
  5. The British English language.
Adjective
  1. Of Britain
  2. Of the United Kingdom.
  3. Of the Commonwealth of Nations, or the British Empire.
  4. (historical) Of the ancient inhabitants of the southern part of Britain; Brythonic.
  5. (historical) Of the British Isles.
  6. Of British English.
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