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Definition of the noun uk

What does uk mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition of the adjective uk

What does uk mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. British; related to the United Kingdom.


  1. UK a.k.a. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland, the country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another state: the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea in the east and the English Channel in the south. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The UK has an area of 243,610 square kilometres, making it the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe.
  2. UK a.k.a. The University of Kentucky is a public co-educational university in Lexington, Kentucky. Founded in 1865 by John Bowman as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, the university is one of the state's two land-grant universities, the largest college or university in the state, with 28,928 students as of Fall 2012, and the highest ranked research university in the state according to U.S. News and World Report.


  1. UK: U.K. are a British progressive rock supergroup originally active from 1977 until 1980. The band was composed of singer/bassist John Wetton, keyboardist/electric violinist Eddie Jobson, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and drummer Bill Bruford, later replaced by drummer Terry Bozzio. UK reformed with John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Terry Bozzio for a world tour in 2012.
  2. UK a.k.a. U.K. is a musical group.
    • read more about U.K.


  1. Uk a.k.a. Vistara is an Indian airline company which is awaiting regulatory approval for operations. It is established as a joint venture between India's Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. The new carrier, announced in 2013, will be a full-service airline based in New Delhi. The two companies will initially invest a combined US$100 million to start the carrier, with Tata Sons owning 51 per cent and Singapore Airlines owing the remaining 49 per cent. This is the third attempt of SIA and Tata at gaining a foothold in the Indian air travel market. They first made an attempt to launch a domestic carrier in 1995, but the project failed to take off due to a change in civil aviation policy that barred foreign carriers from holding stake in domestic airlines. In 2000, the two bid for a stake in Air India but the offer was later withdrawn. The Tata and SIA joint-venture received approval from India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board in October 2013, allowing SIA to take a 49 percent stake in the airline. Commercial operations are likely to start in October 2014 after it obtains an air operator's permit. The Hindi term vistara implies ‘limitless expanse’.
    • also known as Tata SIA Airlines
  2. Uk a.k.a. AirUK: Air UK was a wholly privately owned, independent regional British airline formed in 1980 as a result of a merger involving four rival UK-based regional airlines. British and Commonwealth-owned British Island Airways and Air Anglia were the two dominant merger partners. The merged entity's corporate headquarters were originally located at Redhill, Surrey, the location of the old BIA head office. It subsequently relocated to Crawley, West Sussex. In addition to the main maintenance base at Norwich Airport, there also used to be a second major maintenance base at Blackpool Airport. This was closed down following Air UK's major retrenchment during Britain's severe recession of the early 1980s. In 1987, Air UK established Air UK Leisure as a charter subsidiary. The following year, Air UK shifted its headquarters to London Stansted Airport. When Stansted's new Norman Foster-designed terminal opened in 1991, the airline became its first and subsequently main tenant.
  3. Uk a.k.a. Buzz was a British low-cost airline operating services within Europe. It operated from 2000 until 2004 as a subsidiary of KLM and then Ryanair.
  4. Uk a.k.a. @UK plc is an e-procurement company specialising in spend analysis and company formation, headquartered in Aldermaston, England. It provides integration, purchase-to-pay and spend analysis to a number of British public sector organisations. @UK plc has formed over 200,000 companies, for many of which it provides hosting and generated websites.
  5. Uk a.k.a. British United Island Airways was formed in November 1968 as part of a reorganisation of the BUA group of companies. It was a regional sister airline of British United Airways, Britain's largest wholly private, independent airline of the 1960s. It operated a network of regional, short-haul scheduled routes linking a variety of destinations within Europe, including year-round services from both Channel Islands to BUA's Gatwick base.
  6. UK a.k.a. SSBB Records is a record label.


"UK" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. Uk is a digraph of the early Cyrillic alphabet, although commonly considered and used as a single letter. It is a combination of the Cyrillic letters О and У or less frequently O and Ѵ. To save space, it was often written as a vertical ligature, called "monograph Uk". In modern times, 〈оу〉 has been replaced by the simple 〈у〉.
  2. uk: .uk is the Internet country code top-level domain for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As of March 2012, it is the fourth most popular top-level domain worldwide, with over 10 million registrations.
  3. UK is a print ad.
  4. uk is a text encoding.
  5. Uk a.k.a. uridine-cytidine kinase 2 is a gene.
    • also known as uridine monophosphate kinase, uridine kinase

Scrabble value of U1K5

The value of this 2-letter word is 6 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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