- a group of islands in W Europe: Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and adjacent small islands. 53,978,538; 120,592 sq. mi. (312,300 sq. km).
* * *group of islands off the northwestern coast of Europe. The group consists of two main islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and numerous smaller islands. See England; Ireland; Northern Ireland; Scotland; United Kingdom; Wales.
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British Isles — Great Britain (which consists of England (including the Isle of Wight and the Scilly Isles), Scotland and Wales) together with both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and other smaller islands.… … Law dictionary
British Isles — war im Daviscup die Bezeichnung der Mannschaft von Großbritannien und Irland, die an diesem Wettbewerb von 1900 bis 1912 antrat, bevor ab dem Folgejahr getrennte Teams starteten. Einzelnachweise ↑… … Deutsch Wikipedia
British Isles — n the group of islands that includes Great Britain, Ireland, and the smaller islands around them … Dictionary of contemporary English
British Isles — group of islands consisting of Great Britain, Ireland, & adjacent islands … English World dictionary
British Isles — This article is about the archipelago in north western Europe. For the group of territories with constitutional links to the United Kingdom, see British Islands. British Isles English: British Isles Irish: Éire agus an Bhreatain Mhór or… … Wikipedia
British Isles — noun A group of islands off the northwest coast of mainland Europe, comprising Great Britain, the island of Ireland, the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly, the Isle of Man, the … Wiktionary
British Isles — Brit′ish Isles′ n. pl. geg a group of islands in W Europe: Great Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and adjacent small islands. 53,978,538; 120,592 sq. mi. (312,300 sq. km) … From formal English to slang
British Isles — /brɪtɪʃ ˈaɪlz/ (say british uylz) plural noun a group of islands in western Europe, comprising Britain, Ireland, the Isle of Man and adjacent islands … Australian English dictionary
British Isles — noun Great Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Member Holonyms: ↑British Empire • Part Holonyms: ↑Atlantic, ↑Atlantic Ocean • Part Meronyms … Useful english dictionary
British Isles — geographical name island group W Europe comprising Great Britain, Ireland, & adjacent islands … New Collegiate Dictionary