American

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 American: /əˈmɛrɪkən/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2018
A•mer•i•can /əˈmɛrɪkən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Place Namesof or relating to the United States of America.
  2. Place Namesof or relating to North or South America;
    of or relating to the Western Hemisphere.

n. [countable]
  1. Language Varietiesa person born or living in the United States of America, esp. a citizen.
  2. Language Varietiesa person born or living in the Western Hemisphere.
  3. Language Varietiesa Native American, or an American Indian.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2018
A•mer•i•can  (ə meri kən),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Place Namesof or pertaining to the United States of America or its inhabitants:an American citizen.
  2. Place Namesof or pertaining to North or South America;
    of the Western Hemisphere:the American continents.
  3. Physical Anthropology, Language Varietiesof or pertaining to the aboriginal Indians of North and South America, usually excluding the Eskimos, regarded as being of Asian ancestry and marked generally by reddish to brownish skin, black hair, dark eyes, and prominent cheekbones.

n. 
  1. a citizen of the United States of America.
  2. a native or inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.
  3. Physical Anthropology, Language Varietiesan Indian of North or South America.
  4. See  American English. 
  5. Rail Transporta steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and no rear truck. See table under  Whyte classification. 
A•meri•can•ly, adv. 
A•meri•can•ness, n. 
  • Americ(a) + -an 1570–80

American, The, 
  • Literaturea novel (1877) by Henry James.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    American /əˈmɛrɪkən/ adj
    1. of or relating to the United States of America, its inhabitants, or their form of English
    2. of or relating to the American continent
    n
    1. a native or citizen of the US
    2. a native or inhabitant of any country of North, Central, or South America
    3. the English language as spoken or written in the United States



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