Meaning of “the United Kingdom” in the English Dictionary

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"the United Kingdom" in British English

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the United Kingdomnoun

uk /jʊˌnaɪ.tɪd ˈkɪŋ.dəm/ us /jʊˌnaɪ.t̬ɪd ˈkɪŋ.dəm/ abbreviation the UK

Examples from literature

  • During World War II, the British built a number of sea forts in the waters to the east of the United Kingdom. 
  • In the United Kingdom, people make a drink from water, sugar, and the flowers of the elder tree. 

(Definition of “the United Kingdom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)