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United Kingdom


This page has 4 definitions of United Kingdom in English. United Kingdom is a proper noun. Examples of how to use United Kingdom in a sentence are shown. Also define these 12 related words and terms: kingdom, sovereign, state, Western Europe, England, Scotland, Wales, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Ireland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and Kingdom of Great Britain.



Alternative forms


From united +‎ kingdom, first attested from 1706.


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /juːˌnaɪ.tɪd ˈkɪŋ.dəm/, /jʊˌnaɪ.tɪd ˈkɪŋ.dəm/, /jəˌnaɪ.tɪd ˈkɪŋ.dəm/
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  • Hyphenation: Unit‧ed King‧dom

Proper noun

United Kingdom

  1. A kingdom and sovereign state in Western Europe comprising the four countries of England, Scotland and Wales in the island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland in the island of Ireland. Since 1922.
    • Northern Ireland definition
      A country in the United Kingdom, situated in the northeastern part of the island of Ireland.
  2. (historical) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922).
  3. (historical, informal, nonstandard) The Kingdom of Great Britain (1707–1801).
  4. (nation's name) Kingdom consisting of several constituencies, actual, historical, or hypothetical.
    United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves.



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