HyperDic: british_empire

English > 1 sense of the expression British Empire:
NOUNlocationBritish Empirea former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control
English > British Empire: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand.
Instance ofgeographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic regionA demarcated area of the Earth
MembersAustralia, Commonwealth of AustraliaA nation occupying the whole / whole of the Australian continent
British East AfricaThe former British territories of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, and Zanzibar
British IslesGreat Britain and Ireland and adjacent islands in the north Atlantic
British West AfricaThe former British territories of western Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Gambia, Togo, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast
British West IndiesThe islands in the West Indies that were formerly under British control, including the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Grenada, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad
CanadaA nation in northern North America
Guyana, Co-operative Republic of Guyana, British GuianaA republic in northeastern South America
India, Republic of India, BharatA republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia
New ZealandAn independent country within the British Commonwealth

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