Great Britain - definition and synonyms
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the island that consists of England, Scotland, and Wales
Synonyms and related words
Usage note: Great Britain
Great Britain is used for referring to the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales. It is often simply called Britain.
The United Kingdom is used for referring to Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a political unit. It is often simply called the UK.
The British Isles is used for referring to Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and the many small islands that are near their coasts.