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Definitions for America
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.

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

  2. Americanoun

    The United States of America.

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

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 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  
  3. 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  
  4. 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  

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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. White HouseBut Biden:

    Housing is a right in America and home ownership is an essential tool to wealth creation and to be passed down to generations.

  2. Gwen Ragsdale:

    African-Americans were on the front lines of every way, from the Spanish-American War, throughout the Revolutionary war, the Civil War, both World Wars, Vietnam, we have paid our dues with our blood and our toil, so America owes African Americans much more than they are willing to acknowledge.

  3. Beau Biden:

    I mean, this' America First' has made America alone.

  4. United States:

    Targeting Iran's Central Bank is no ordinary sanction or penalty. It is a significant force multiplier for United States coercive and punitive economic measures, the question is, even in the face of such a powerful move, will America's allies across the Persian Gulf be satisfied with sanctions alone.

  5. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    We don't have any system that knocks on the doors of every person in America, we also don't have people going door-to-door looking for murderers. We don't live in a police state. We do have law enforcement.

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