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BRITISH EMPIRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does British Empire mean? 

BRITISH EMPIRE (noun)
  The noun BRITISH EMPIRE has 1 sense:

1. formerly the United Kingdom and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I

  Familiarity information: BRITISH EMPIRE used as a noun is very rare.


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BRITISH EMPIRE (noun)


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Meaning:

Formerly the United Kingdom and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context example:

the sun never sets on the British Empire

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)


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