Definition of American

1. Noun. A native or inhabitant of the United States.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture. "The American dream"
Partainyms: America
Derivative terms: America, Americanize, Americanize

3. Noun. The English language as used in the United States.

4. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas. "American flora and fauna"
Partainyms: America
Derivative terms: America

5. Noun. A native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country.

Definition of American

1. a. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

2. n. A native of America; -- originally applied to the aboriginal inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America, and especially to the citizens of the United States.

Definition of American

1. Noun. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either ''North American'', ''Central American'' or ''South American.'' ¹

2. Noun. A person born in, or a citizen or inhabitant of, the United States of America. ¹

3. Proper noun. The English language as spoken in the USA; American English. ¹

4. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American." ¹

5. Adjective. Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, its people or its culture. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of American

Amelia Earhart
Amenhotep IV
America's Cup
America at home
American-Indian language
American Airlines
American Baptist Convention
American Bobtail
American Bobtails
American Bulldog
American Bulldogs
American Cancer Society
American Civil War
American Curl
American Curls
American Dream
American English
American Falls

Literary usage of American

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

1. The Making of America by Robert Marion La Follette, William Matthews Handy, Charles Higgins (1906)
"On April 2, 1840, eighteen american savants met in Philadelphia and organized themselves into "The american Society of Geologists. ..."

2. Latin America and the United States: Addresses by Elihu Root (1917)
"Indeed, he was so deeply interested in the conference of the american ... The american republics welcomed this decision as soon as it was made known and ..."

3. Modern Essays by Christopher Morley (1921)
"The Spirit of american Literature has been reissued in an inexpensive edition by Boni and Liveright. It is a book well worth owning. ..."

4. National Ideals and Problems: Essays for College English by Maurice Garland Fulton (1918)
"His interesting analysis of american character which is here reprinted shows the scientific attitude which is not content with the actual facts, ..."

5. The Policy of the United States as Regards Intervention by Charles Emanuel Martin (1921)
"CHAPTER I THK ORIGIN AND ADOPTION OF THE american POLICY OF NON-INTERVENTION THE attempt to find in Ancient and European systems the sources and inspiration ..."

6. Americans in Eastern Asia: A Critical Study of the Policy of the United by Tyler Dennett (1922)
"They were all more or less related to each other and interdependent and, in turn, were all so much a part of the South american, West Indian and European ..."

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