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A·mer·i·ca

 (ə-mĕr′ĭ-kə)
1. The United States.
2. also the A·mer·i·cas (-kəz) The landmasses and islands of North America, Central America, and South America.

America

(əˈmɛrɪkə)
n
1. (Placename) short for the United States of America
2. (Placename) Also called: the Americas the American continent, including North, South, and Central America
[C16: from Americus, Latin form of Amerigo; after Amerigo Vespucci]

A•mer•i•ca

(əˈmɛr ɪ kə)

n.
4. Also called the Americas. North and South America, considered together.

America


an obsession with America and things American.
the state or condition of being out of sympathy with or against an ideal of American behavior, attitudes, beliefs, etc. — un-American, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.America - 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 OceanAmerica - 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
multiple voting - the act of voting in more than one place by the same person at the same election (illegal in U.S.)
snake dance - a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
reallotment, reapportionment, reallocation - a new apportionment (especially a new apportionment of congressional seats in the United States on the basis of census results)
trust busting - (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws)
Boston Tea Party - demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea
recall - the act of removing an official by petition
American Civil War, United States Civil War, War between the States - civil war in the United States between the North and the South; 1861-1865
water spaniel - any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
maquiladora - an assembly plant in Mexico (near the United States border); parts are shipped into Mexico and the finished product is shipped back across the border
slave market - a marketplace where slaves were auctioned off (especially in the southern United States before the American Civil War)
totem - emblem consisting of an object such as an animal or plant; serves as the symbol of a family or clan (especially among American Indians)
hooter, schnoz, schnozzle, snoot, snout, nozzle, honker, beak - informal terms for the nose
southernism - an attitude characteristic of Southerners (especially in the US)
shamanism - any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
Social Security number - the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
joint resolution - a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Athabascan, Athapaskan language, Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan - a group of Amerindian languages (the name coined by an American anthropologist, Edward Sapir)
inaugural, inaugural address - an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
tart - a small open pie with a fruit filling
teacake - any of various small cakes or cookies often served with tea
partridge - flesh of either quail or grouse
cola, dope - carbonated drink flavored with extract from kola nuts (`dope' is a southernism in the United States)
combination in restraint of trade - (law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United States)
State Department - a department of government in one of the 50 states
department of the federal government, federal department, federal office - a department of the federal government of the United States
federation of tribes, tribe - a federation (as of American Indians)
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization - an international organization created in 1949 by the North Atlantic Treaty for purposes of collective security
OAS, Organization of American States - an association including most countries in the western hemisphere; created in 1948 to promote military and economic and social and cultural cooperation
nation - a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes); "the Shawnee nation"
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
IC, Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
county - (United States) the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
eastern United States, East - the region of the United States lying to the north of the Ohio River and to the east of the Mississippi River
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
2.America - North America and South America and Central AmericaAmerica - North America and South America and Central America
Central America - the isthmus joining North America and South America; extends from the southern border of Mexico to the northern border of Colombia
North America - a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama

America

noun
Quotations
"America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy" [John Updike How to Love America and Leave it at the Same Time]
"America is rather like life. You can usually find in it what you look for" [E.M. Forster Two Cheers for Democracy]
"The business of America is business" [Calvin Coolidge Speech, 1925]
"America is God's Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming!" [Israel Zangwill The Melting Pot]
"America, thou half-brother of the world;"
"With something good and bad of every land" [Philip James Bailey Festus]
"Europe is the unfinished negative of which America is the proof" [Mary McCarthy On the Contrary]
"America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success" [Sigmund Freud]
"America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair" [A.J. Toynbee]
Translations
Amerika
Amerika
Ameriko
Ameerika
Amerikka
Amerika
Amerika
Ameríka
アメリカ
미국
America
Amerika
America
Amerika
Amerika
ทวีปอเมริกา
châu Mỹ

America

[əˈmerɪkə] N (= continent) → América f; (= USA) → Estados mpl Unidos

America

[əˈmɛrɪkə] n
(= USA) → l'Amérique f
in America → en Amérique
to America → en Amérique
(= American continent) → l'Amérique f
in America → en Amérique
to America → en Amérique

America

nAmerika nt; the AmericasAmerika nt, → der amerikanische Kontinent

America

[əˈmɛrɪkə] nAmerica

America

أمريكا Amerika Amerika Amerika Αμερική América Amerikka Amérique Amerika America アメリカ 미국 Amerika Amerika Ameryka América Америка Amerika ทวีปอเมริกา Amerika châu Mỹ 美国
References in classic literature ?
They adopted Jo's plan of dividing the long seams into four parts, and calling the quarters Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, and in that way got on capitally, especially when they talked about the different countries as they stitched their way through them.
He had grown into maturity in America in the years after the Civil War and he, like all men of his time, had been touched by the deep influences that were at work in the country during those years when modem industrial- ism was being born.
That plotter Waddington, or some of his tools, dropped a bomb where it might have done us some injury, but Professor Bumper, who was a fellow passenger, on his way to South America to look for the lost city of Pelone, calmly picked up the bomb, plucked out the fuse, and saved us from bad injuries, if not death.
I FIRST HEARD OF Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
She contemplated with the greatest interest this woman who gave the most sumptuous dinners in America, and who had all the men in New Orleans at her feet.
Few men exhibit greater diversity, or, if we may so express it, greater antithesis of character, than the native warrior of North America.
It was on the first of May, in the year 1769, that I resigned my domestic happiness for a time, and left my family and peaceable habitation on the Yadkin River, in North-Carolina, to wander through the wilderness of America, in quest of the country of Kentucke, in company with John Finley, John Stewart, Joseph Holden, James Monay, and William Cool.
On some such morning, when three or four vessels happen to have arrived at once usually from Africa or South America -- or to be on the verge of their departure thitherward, there is a sound of frequent feet passing briskly up and down the granite steps.
Yet, in spite of this, nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses; parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford.
It might have been darted by some Nor' West Indian long before America was discovered.
He has been only six months in America, and the change has not done him good.
A spring reborn in the world's oldest democracy, that brings forth the vision and courage to reinvent America.