What does America mean?

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əˈmɛr ɪ kəamer·i·ca

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. United States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.noun

    North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

  2. Americanoun

    North America and South America and Central America

Wiktionary

  1. Americanoun

    The landmass now divided into the continents of North and South America.

  2. Americanoun

    The United States of America.

  3. Etymology: From Americus, Latinized form of the forename of (1451-1512), Italian explorer.

Wikipedia

  1. America

    The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, nine Minor Outlying Islands, and 326 Indian reservations. The United States is also in free association with three Pacific Island sovereign states: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. It is the world's third-largest country by both land and total area. It shares land borders with Canada to its north and with Mexico to its south. The U.S. has maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, Russia, and other nations. With a population of over 333 million, it is the most populous country in the Americas and the third most populous in the world. The national capital is Washington, D.C. and the most populous city and financial center is New York City. Paleo-Americans migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago, and advanced cultures began to appear later on. These advanced cultures had almost completely declined by the time Europeans arrived in North America and began to colonize the continent. The United States emerged from the Thirteen British Colonies when disputes with the British Crown over taxation and political representation led to the American Revolution (1765–1791), which established independence and the United States as the first nation-state founded on Enlightenment principles of liberal democracy. In the late 18th century, the U.S. began expanding across North America, gradually obtaining new territories, sometimes through war, frequently displacing Native Americans, and admitting new states. By 1848, the United States spanned the continent from east to west. The controversy surrounding the practice of slavery culminated in the secession of the Confederate States of America, which fought the remaining states of the Union during the American Civil War (1861–1865). With the Union's victory and preservation, slavery was abolished by the Thirteenth Amendment. By 1900, the United States had become the world's largest economy, and the Spanish–American War and World War I established the country as a world power. After Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the U.S. entered World War II on the Allied side. The aftermath of the war left the United States and the Soviet Union as the world's two superpowers. During the Cold War, both countries engaged in a struggle for ideological dominance but avoided direct military conflict. They also competed in the Space Race, which culminated in the 1969 American spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Simultaneously, the civil rights movement (1954–1968) led to legislation abolishing state and local Jim Crow laws and other codified racial discrimination against African Americans. The Soviet Union's dissolution in 1991 ended the Cold War, leaving the United States as the world's sole superpower. In 2001, following the September 11 attacks, the United States became a lead member of the Global War on Terrorism, which included the War in Afghanistan (2001–2021) and the Iraq War (2003–2011). The United States is a federal republic with three separate branches of government, including a bicameral legislature. It is a liberal democracy and has a market economy. It ranks very high in international measures of quality of life, income and wealth, economic competitiveness, human rights, innovation, and education; it has low levels of perceived corruption. The United States has the highest median income per person of any polity in the world. It has high levels of incarceration and inequality and lacks universal health care. As a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, the U.S. has been shaped by centuries of immigration. The United States is a highly developed country, and its economy accounts for approximately a quarter of global GDP and is the world's largest by GDP at market exchange rates. By value, the United States is the world's largest importer and second-largest exporter. Although it accounts for just over 4.2% of the world's total population, the U.S. holds over 30% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share held by any country. The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, NATO, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, and is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. The country is responsible for more than a third of global military spending and is the foremost military power in the world, as well as being a leading political, cultural, and scientific force.

Freebase

  1. America

    America is an American folk rock band that originally consisted of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek. The three members were barely out of their teens when they became a musical sensation during 1972, scoring No. 1 hits and winning a Grammy for best new musical artist. Their recording success stretched throughout the 1970s; some of the band's best known songs are "A Horse with No Name", "Sister Golden Hair", "Ventura Highway", "Tin Man", "Daisy Jane", and "Lonely People". George Martin produced seven of their albums. Peek left the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career, but Beckley and Bunnell returned to the top 10 as a duo with "You Can Do Magic" in 1982. As of at least 2009, America performs over 100 shows per year. On January 16, 2007, America released Here & Now, the band's first major label studio album in over twenty years.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. America

    including both North and South, 9000 m. in length, varies from 3400 m. to 28 m. in breadth, contains 16½ millions of sq. m., is larger than Europe and Africa together, but is a good deal smaller than Asia; bounded throughout by the Atlantic on the E. and the Pacific on the W.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. america

    One of the great divisions of the earth’s surface, so called from Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine navigator, who visited South America in 1499. It is composed of two vast peninsulas called North and South America, extending in a continuous line 9000 miles, connected by the Isthmus of Panama or Darien, which is only 28 miles wide at its narrowest part. The physical features of this large continent are on a most gigantic scale, comprising the greatest lakes, rivers, valleys, etc., in the world; and its discovery, which may be said to have doubled the habitable globe, is an event so grand and interesting that nothing parallel to it can be expected to occur again in the history of mankind. Upon its discovery, in the latter half of the 15th century, colonists, settlers, warriors, statesmen, and adventurers of all nations began to flock to its shores, until after a lapse of nearly four centuries of wars, struggles, civilization, progress, and amalgamation of the more powerful races, and weakness and decay of the effete, it ranks in wealth and enlightenment as the first of the great divisions of the earth. Of the different races, governments, etc., occupying its area, it is not necessary here to speak; events of importance in their histories will be found under appropriate headings in this work.

Editors Contribution

  1. America

    America A-(pro)-Mer(Mercia-Mercy)- I( being)-Ca( female gender specific) A merciful lady.


    Submitted by anonymous on November 29, 2020  


  2. america

    America is a continent in the western hemisphere visually made of two triangle shaped wide territories, North and South, united by a central isthmus.


    Submitted by alfgood on November 22, 2020  


  3. america

    America is a landmass comprising the totality of North, Central and South America.

    It is said that humans first settled in America from Asia between 42,000 and 17,000 years ago, followed by a second migration of Na-Dene speakers also from Asia, and then Inuit around 3500 BCE.

    Etymology: Emericus > Amerigo Vespucci > America


    Submitted by anonymous on November 10, 2020  


  4. america

    America is the second most extensive continent in the world.

    America was populated, according to the most accepted theory nowadays, approximately 40 thousand years ago.

    Etymology: Amerigo Vespucci > America


    Submitted by jasonb on November 11, 2020  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. America

    After Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine adventurer, who chanced to be at Seville when Columbus was preparing for his second voyage to the West. With Ojeda, Vespucci embarked upon an independent expedition. Subsequently he made further voyages in Portuguese ships, and discovered the Bay of All Saints. His remaining days were spent in the service of the King of Spain, preparing charts and prescribed routes to the New World. Although these official publications bore his signature, Vespucci never claimed to have discovered the great Western Continent. A wonderful narrative of his voyages, however, purporting to have been written by Vespucci, found its way into the hands of Martin Waldseemuller of Freiburg, Baden. This he translated, and caused it to be published by a bookseller at St Die in Lorraine in 1507. In his preface to the work Waldseemuller suggested that the newly discovered country should be called America, after the author, who had visited it. Hence the name really originated in Germany.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'America' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #964

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    Rank popularity for the word 'America' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1324

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of America in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of America in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of America in a Sentence

  1. Germaine Greer:

    There has come into existence, chiefly in America, a breed of men who claim to be feminists. They imagine that they have understood what women want and that they are capable of giving it to them. They help with the dishes at home and make their own coffee in the office, basking the while in the refulgent consciousness of virtue. Such men are apt to think of the true male feminists as utterly chauvinistic.

  2. Chief Executive Bezhalel Machlis:

    Another important element of our results is the solid growth in two important target regions for us, Latin America and Asia-Pacific, these results, combined with a somewhat more favourable macro-environment for defence spending, lead us to be optimistic with regard to 2015.

  3. Chris Christie:

    What I'd say to the 330 million people of America is grab onto your wallet because Hillary Clinton's next move is to have universal health care, single-payer system with the government taking over the whole health care system, that's what she and her socialist friend Bernie Sanders are going to advocate for ... and I'm going to stop it.

  4. Mark Levin:

    Look how the Washington establishment, the media, the Democrat Party, Democrats in Congress, academia and all have all joined together the same organizations, the same people that pushed Russia collusion, … impeachments, and coups … Now they're telling us that Jan. 6 is [and] … was the greatest threat to America since the Civil War. Of course, that's a flat-out lie. The greatest threat to America is the Democrat Party.

  5. Brian Klaas:

    During a global pandemic, the world needs a leader — someone to help coordinate responses to a virus that knows no borders. Instead, Donald Trump has spent much of Donald Trump time hawking disproven medicines, tweeting conspiracy theories, when the world looks to America to lead, they are finding a man who is singularly incapable of leading Donald Trump country, let alone the world.

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