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1    produced by two or more persons or things in combination or from their union or amalgamation  
a united effort     
2    in agreement  
3    in association or alliance  
  unitedly      adv  
  unitedness      n  

United Arab Emirates  
      pl n   a group of seven emirates in SW Asia, on the Persian Gulf: consists of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Qaiwain, Ras el Khaimah, and Fujairah; a former British protectorate; became fully independent in 1971; consists mostly of flat desert, with mountains in the east; rich petroleum resources. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: dirham. Capital: Abu Dhabi. Pop.: 2744000 (1998 est.). Area: 83600 sq. km (32300 sq. miles),   (Former name (until 1971))    Trucial States     (Abbrev.)    UAE  
United Arab Republic  
      n      the official name (1958--71) of       Egypt  
United Arab States  
      pl n   a federation (1958--61) between the United Arab Republic and Yemen  
United Church of Christ  
      n   a U.S. Protestant denomination formed in 1957 from the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Church  
United Empire Loyalist  
      n     (Canadian history)   any of the American colonists who settled in Canada during or after the War of American Independence because of loyalty to the British Crown  
United Kingdom  
      n   a kingdom of NW Europe, consisting chiefly of the island of Great Britain together with Northern Ireland: became the world's leading colonial power in the 18th century: the first country to undergo the Industrial Revolution. It became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1921, after the rest of Ireland became autonomous as the Irish Free State. Primarily it is a trading nation, the chief exports being manufactured goods; joined the Common Market (now the European Union) in January 1973. Official language: English; Gaelic, Welsh, and other minority languages. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: pound sterling. Capital: London. Pop.: 59126000 (1998 est.). Area: 244110 sq. km (94251 sq. miles),   (Abbrev.)    UK      See also       Great Britain  
United Kingdom Overseas Territory  
      n      See       UK Overseas Territory  
United Kingdom Unionists  
      n   (in Britain) a political party, based in Northern Ireland: non-sectarian but opposed to a united Ireland  
United Nations  
      n   functioning as sing or pl  
1    an international organization of independent states, with its headquarters in New York City, that was formed in 1945 to promote peace and international cooperation and security,   (Abbrev.)    UN  
2    (in World War II) a coalition of 26 nations that signed a joint declaration in Jan. 1942, pledging their full resources to defeating the Axis powers  
United Party  
      n   (formerly, in South Africa) the major opposition party, founded by General Smuts in 1934: the official Opposition in Parliament from 1948, the party was disbanded in 1977  
   See also       National Party       Progressive Federal Party  
United Provinces  
      pl n  
1    a Dutch republic (1581--1795) formed by the union of the seven northern provinces of the Netherlands, which were in revolt against their suzerain, Philip II of Spain  
2    short for United Provinces of Agra and Oudh: the former name of Uttar Pradesh  
United Reformed Church  
      n   (in England and Wales) a Protestant denomination formed from the union of the Presbyterian and Congregational churches in 1972  
United States of America  
      n   functioning as sing or pl   a federal republic mainly in North America consisting of 50 states and the District of Columbia: colonized principally by the English and French in the 17th century, the native Indians being gradually defeated and displaced; 13 colonies under British rule made the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and became the United States after the War of American Independence. The northern states defeated the South in the Civil War (1861--65). It is the world's most productive industrial nation and also exports agricultural products. It participated reluctantly in World Wars I and II but since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945 has played a major role in international affairs. It consists generally of the Rocky Mountains in the west, the Great Plains in the centre, the Appalachians in the east, deserts in the southwest, and coastal lowlands and swamps in the southeast. Language: predominantly English; Spanish is also widely spoken. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: dollar. Capital: Washington, D.C. Pop.: 270262000 (1998 est. ). Area: 9518323 sq. km (3675031 sq. miles),   (Often shortened to)    United States     (Abbrevs.)    U.S., U.S.A.  
Virgin Islands of the United States  
      pl n   a territory of the U.S. in the Caribbean, consisting of islands west and south of the British Virgin Islands: purchased from Denmark in 1917 for their strategic importance. Capital: Charlotte Amalie. Pop.: 118000 (1998 est.). Area: 344 sq. km (133 sq. miles),   (Former name)    Danish West Indies  
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1    affiliated, allied, banded together, collective, combined, concerted, in partnership, leagued, pooled, unified  
2    agreed, in accord, in agreement, like-minded, of like mind, of one mind, of the same opinion, one, unanimous  

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blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
abbr. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. UNESCO.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNESCO
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace,the eradication of poverty,sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education,the sciences,culture,communication and information
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
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