What does american mean?

Definitions for american
əˈmɛr ɪ kənamer·i·can

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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"

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.

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

  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.

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

  3. American(Adjective)

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

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

  4. American(Adjective)

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

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

  5. American(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: * , 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

    Etymology: [Named from Americus Vespucius.]

  2. American(adj)

    of or pertaining to the United States

    Etymology: [Named from Americus Vespucius.]

  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

    Etymology: [Named from Americus Vespucius.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. American

    a-mer′ik-an, adj. pertaining to America, esp. to the United States.—n. a native of America.—v.t. Amer′icanise, to render American.—n. Amer′icanism, a custom, characteristic, word, phrase, or idiom peculiar to Americans: condition of being an American citizen: devotion to American institutions. [From America, so called unfairly from Amerigo Vespucci, a navigator who explored a small part of South America seven years after the first voyage of Columbus.]

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of american in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of american in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of american in a Sentence

  1. Anita McBride:

    It's crucial to homeland and American security abroad that there be a seamless inter-agency process at the National Security Council.

  2. Rick Horrow:

    We now have, or will have, a new set of state-of-the-art American facilities in tourist-oriented regions that we didn't have before -- in Miami, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area, and all of those facilities frankly should command multiple Super Bowls over the next few decades. In addition there are new stadiums opening up in Minnesota, Atlanta and elsewhere, so the market is more crowded.

  3. Newt Gingrich:

    I think that if you want someone who is going to go out and be a very tough negotiator for America and represent American interest in the way that Donald Trump campaigned, I think that probably Rudy Giuliani is a better pick and has the right temperament.

  4. Margaret Fuller:

    It does not follow because many books are written by persons born in America that there exists an American literature. Books which imitate or represent the thoughts and life of Europe do not constitute an American literature. Before such can exist, an original idea must animate this nation and fresh currents of life must call into life fresh thoughts along the shore.

  5. Shermichael Singleton:

    This is the only White House in 50 years that hasn't had an African-American advising the president. How does that happen? it would definitely send a message that they're serious.

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