Definition of Britannia

1. n. A white-metal alloy of tin, antimony, bismuth, copper, etc. It somewhat resembles silver, and is used for table ware. Called also Britannia metal.



Definition of Britannia

1. Proper noun. a female personification of Britain ¹

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Definition of Britannia

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Britannia

bristliest
bristliness
bristling
bristling with(p)
bristlingly
bristly
bristly locust
bristly oxtongue
bristly sarsaparilla
bristly sarsparilla
bristols
brisure
brisures
brit
brit milah
britannia (current term)
britannias
britches
britchka
britholite
briths
british columbia
britschka
britska
britskas
britt
brittania
brittanias
brittle
brittle-star

Literary usage of Britannia

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1. Publications by English Historical Society (1842)
"Quod comes britannia a rege Anglorum recessit. Eodem anno, instante nativitate sancti Jo- bannis Baptistae, quo tempore eraut ..."

2. Selections from Canadian Poets by Edward Hartley Dewart (1864)
"All hail, my country ! hail to thee, Thou birthplace of the brave and free j Thou ruler upon land and sea: britannia ! No thing of change, no mushroom state ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"(< Rule, britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves." Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame; All their attempts to bend thee down Will but ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander Kinglake (1877)
"XIII. the place he chose tor the britannia. The main division. ing the work which we call the Quarantine Sea- fort, yet so far as concerned the rest of the ..."

5. The Dictionary of English History by Sidney Low, Frederick Sanders Pulling (1884)
"britannia, TUB ROMAN DIVISIONS OF. Originally only one Province of Britain was constituted, but ' it is possible that Severus divided it into Upper and ..."

6. Publications by Manx Society, Brandeis Lawyers' Society (1871)
"Magna britannia et Hibernia, antiqua et Nova ; or a New Survey of Great Britain. Collected and composed by an impartial hand. The Rev. Thomas Cox. ..."

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