American /əˈmɛrɪk(ə)n/

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I. adjective

1. relating to or characteristic of the United States or its inhabitants

the election of a new American president.
2. relating to the continents of America

the American continent south of the tropic of Cancer.
II. noun

1. a native or citizen of the United States.
2. a native or inhabitant of any of the countries of North, South, or Central America.
3. [ mass noun] the English language as it is used in the United States; American English.
III. phrases

the American dream
the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.

the scapegoating of today’s immigrants makes a mockery of the American dream.
IV. derivatives

Americanness
noun


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