- the ancient Roman name of the island of Great Britain, especially the S part where the early Roman provinces were.
- the British Empire.
- Chiefly Literary.
- Great Britain.
- the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- the figure of a seated woman with trident and helmet used as a symbolic representation of Great Britain and the British Empire.
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Examples from the Web for britannia
Britannia is the humble, obedient servant of Papal Hibernia.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
On his selling the ‘John Bull,’ it became incorporated with the ‘Britannia.’A Walk from London to Fulham
Thomas Crofton Croker
T was “Britannia” here, “Britannia” there, as in the merry days when we were young.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia?The Jest Book
We'll have Columbia and Britannia and all her colonies, in a sort of entente cordiale.The Jolliest School of All
- a female warrior carrying a trident and wearing a helmet, personifying Great Britain or the British Empire
- (in the ancient Roman Empire) the S part of Great Britain
- short for Britannia coin
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