Definition of North American

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of North America.

Group relationships: North America
Specialized synonyms: Bermudan, Bermudian, Canadian, Central American
Generic synonyms: American

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of the continent or countries of North America or their peoples.
Partainyms: North America

Definition of North American

1. Adjective. of, or relating to North America ¹

2. Noun. A person from or living in North America. ¹

3. Noun. (context: Native American Indian) The "First People"; the first nation people of America. The first people to arrive in America about 20,000 to 30,000 yrs ago. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North American

Norte de Santander
North Aegean
North Africa
North African
North America
North American (current term)
North American Indian
North American Indians
North American blastomycosis
North American country
North American nation
North Americans
North Andover
North Atlantic
North Atlantic Council
North Atlantic Ocean
North Atlantic Treaty
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
North Australia
North Borneo

Literary usage of North American

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1889)
"1 The Code of Nomenclature and Check-List of North American Birds adopted by ... In this work the term " North American," as applied to its List of Birds, ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1907)
"JAA Cooke's the Distribution and Migration of North American Ducks. Geese, and Swans. ... 'The North American Eagles and their Economic Relations. ..."

3. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1908)
"Manners, Customs and Conditions of the North American Indians. Lond., 184'!. 2 vols., 8vo. ... Fol. with his North American Indian Collection. Lond., 1848. ..."

4. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"BRYANT, WILLIAM CULLEN, 1828, Dana's Poems, North American Review, vol. 26, p. 239. In attempting to compress his language he is sometimes slightly obscure, ..."

5. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"North American Review, Apr., 1889. Early Days of a Dramatist (Autobiographical). North American Review, May, 1889. Leaves from a Dramatist's Diary ..."

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