What does America mean?

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.

  2. Americanoun

    The United States of America.

  3. 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 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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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Beau Biden:

    This bill is going to allow us to make sure that all the fines and penalties that are from federal cases go to Crime Victims Fund Act, the Crime Victims Fund, to rebuild this fund, because it's badly needed, this is going to enable us to provide more help and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking and other crimes all across America.

  2. Bill Clinton:

    We don't need to make America great again -- America has never stopped being great, but we do need to make America whole again. Instead of building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers. We need to show by everything we do that we really are in this together.

  3. Burt Flickinger:

    For every $ 330 worth of products stolen, a retailer has to sell an incremental $ 300,000 worth of goods to break even, we've talked to retailers across America who say shoplifting is now 2 % to 3 % of their total sales. That's up from 0.7 to 1 % pre-pandemic.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    Foreign nationals should not be able to engage in America’s democratic process, it is illegal for foreign nationals to donate to political candidates, parties, and committees. I will soon introduce legislation to extend that commonsense protection of our political process to ballot initiatives and other referendums. We must do everything we can to protect the votes of American citizens.

  5. Cokie Roberts, TV interview in either 1992 or 1996:

    Washington DC is the only place in America where people put bumper stickers on their cars the day *after* the election.

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