Definitions for Americanəˈmɛr ɪ kən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

A•mer•i•canəˈmɛr ɪ kən(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to the United States of America or its inhabitants.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. of or pertaining to North or South America; of the Western Hemisphere.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. (n.)a citizen of the United States of America.

    Category: Peoples

  4. a native or inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.

    Category: Peoples

  5. Category: Peoples

    Ref: American Indian.

  6. Category: Peoples

    Ref: American English.

Origin of American:

1570–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. American(noun)

    a native or inhabitant of the United States

  2. American English, American language, American(noun)

    the English language as used in the United States

  3. American(adj)

    a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country

  4. American(adj)

    of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture

    "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"

  5. American(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas

    "the American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. American(noun)əˈmɛr ɪ kən

    sb from the U.S.

    Americans on vacation

Wiktionary

  1. American(Noun)

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

    Every American's origin is, historically speaking, by immigration, if scientific speculation that points to a human origin in Asia and a migration to the New World over frozen Bering Strait turns out to be correct.

  2. American(Noun)

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

    She went from Mexico to the USA before she gave birth, so her child would be an American.

  3. American(Adjective)

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

  4. American(Adjective)

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

  5. American(ProperNoun)

    The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.

  6. Origin: * , or via Modified Latin Americanus with the same etymology.

Webster Dictionary

  1. American(adj)

    of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians

  2. American(adj)

    of or pertaining to the United States

  3. American(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. American food

    The cuisine of the United States reflects its history. The European colonization of the Americas yielded the introduction of a number of ingredients and cooking styles to the latter. The various styles continued expanding well into the 19th and 20th centuries, proportional to the influx of immigrants from many foreign nations; such influx developed a rich diversity in food preparation throughout the country. Early Native Americans utilized a number of cooking methods in early American Cuisine that have been blended with early European cooking methods to form the basis of American Cuisine. When the colonists came to Virginia, Massachusetts, or any of the other English colonies on the eastern seaboard of North America, they farmed animals for clothing and meat in a similar fashion to what they had done in Europe. They had cuisine similar to their previous British cuisine. The American colonial diet varied depending on the settled region in which someone lived. Commonly hunted game included deer, bear, buffalo and wild turkey. A number of fats and oils made from animals served to cook much of the colonial foods.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #592

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1294

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Nouns Frequency: #1250

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Adjectives Frequency: #71


Translations for American

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

American(adjective)

of or from America

In this dictionary ``American'' refers to American English.

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