Definitions for Americanəˈmɛr ɪ kən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word American
a native or inhabitant of the United States
American English, American language, American(noun)
the English language as used in the United States
a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture
"American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas
"the American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"
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.
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.
Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."
Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, its people or its culture.
The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.
Origin: * , or via Modified Latin Americanus with the same etymology.
of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians
of or pertaining to the United States
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
Origin: [Named from Americus Vespucius.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #592
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Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1294
Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Nouns Frequency: #1250
Rank popularity for the word 'American' in Adjectives Frequency: #71
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