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A·mer·i·can

 (ə-mĕr′ĭ-kən)
adj.
1. Of or relating to the United States of America or its people, language, or culture.
2. Of or relating to North or South America, the West Indies, or the Western Hemisphere.
3. Of or relating to any of the Native American peoples.
4. Indigenous to North or South America. Used of plants and animals.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of America.
2. A citizen of the United States.
3. American English.

A·mer′i·can·ness n.

American

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

A•mer•i•can

(əˈmɛr ɪ kən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the United States of America or its inhabitants.
2. of or pertaining to North or South America; of the Western Hemisphere.
n.
3. a citizen of the United States of America.
4. a native or inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.american - a native or inhabitant of the United StatesAmerican - a native or inhabitant of the United States
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - 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
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
African American, African-American, Afro-American, Black American - an American whose ancestors were born in Africa
Asian American - an American who is of Asian descent
Creole - a person descended from French ancestors in southern United States (especially Louisiana)
Anglo-American - an American who was born in Britain or one whose ancestors were British
Alabaman, Alabamian - a native or resident of Alabama
Alaskan - a native or resident of Alaska
Arizonan, Arizonian - a native or resident of Arizona
Arkansan, Arkansawyer - a native or resident of Arkansas
Bay Stater - a native or resident of Massachusetts
Bostonian - a native or resident of Boston
Californian - a native or resident of California
Carolinian - a native or resident of the Carolinas
Coloradan - a native or resident of Colorado
Connecticuter - a native or resident of Connecticut
Delawarean, Delawarian - a native or resident of Delaware
Floridian - a native or resident of Florida
Franco-American - an American who was born in France or whose ancestors were French
German American - an American who was born in Germany or whose ancestors were German
Georgian - a native or resident of the American state of Georgia
Hawaiian - a native or resident of Hawaii
Idahoan - a native or resident of Idaho
Illinoisan - a native or resident of Illinois
Hoosier, Indianan - a native or resident of Indiana
Iowan - a native or resident of Iowa
Kansan - a native or resident of Kansas
Bluegrass Stater, Kentuckian - a native or resident of Kentucky
Louisianan, Louisianian - a native or resident of Louisiana
Down Easter, Mainer - a native or resident of Maine
Marylander - a native or resident of Maryland
Michigander, Wolverine - a native or resident of Michigan
Minnesotan, Gopher - a native or resident of Minnesota
Mississippian - a native or resident of Mississippi
Missourian - a native or resident of Missouri
Montanan - a native or resident of Montana
Nebraskan, Cornhusker - a native or resident of Nebraska
Nevadan - a native or resident of Nevada
Granite Stater, New Hampshirite - a native or resident of New Hampshire
Garden Stater, New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite - a native of resident of New Jersey
New Mexican - a native or resident of New Mexico
New Yorker - a native or resident of New York (especially of New York City)
North Carolinian, Tarheel - a native or resident of North Carolina
North Dakotan - a native or resident of North Dakota
Ohioan, Buckeye - a native or resident of Ohio
Oklahoman, Sooner - a native or resident of Oklahoma
Oregonian, Beaver - a native or resident of Oregon
Keystone Stater, Pennsylvanian - a native or resident of Pennsylvania
Rhode Islander - a native or resident of Rhode Island
South Carolinian - a native or resident of South Carolina
South Dakotan - a native or resident of South Dakota
Tennessean, Volunteer - a native or resident of Tennessee
Texan - a native or resident of Texas
Utahan - a native or resident of Utah
Vermonter - a native or resident of Vermont
Virginian - a native or resident of Virginia
Washingtonian - a native or resident of the state of Washington
Washingtonian - a native or resident of the city of Washington
West Virginian - a native or resident of West Virginia
2.american - the English language as used in the United StatesAmerican - the English language as used in the United States
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
3.American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
North America - the nations of the North American continent collectively
Central America - the nations of Central America collectively
South America - the nations of the South American continent collectively; "South America is an important market for goods from the United States"
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
Creole - a person of European descent born in the West Indies or Latin America
Latin American, Latino - a native of Latin America
North American - a native or inhabitant of North America
South American - a native or inhabitant of South America
Mesoamerican - a member of one of the various peoples inhabiting Mesoamerica
West Indian - a native or inhabitant of the West Indies
Adj.1.american - of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or cultureAmerican - of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture; "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
2.american - of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the AmericasAmerican - of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; "the American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"

American

adjective
1. Yankee or Yank, U.S. the American ambassador at the UN
noun
1. Yankee or Yank, Yankee Doodle The 1990 Nobel Prize for medicine was won by two Americans.
Translations
أمْريكيأمريكيّامريكي
americkýAmeričanAmeričanka
amerikanskamerikaner
amerikausonausonano
ameeriklane
amerikkalainenjenkkiyhdysvaltalainen
američkiAmerikanacAmerikanka
amerikai
アメリカ人南北アメリカ米国アメリカアメリカの
미국 사람미국의
amerikiečiųamerikietiškasAmerikos
amerikānisks
amerykańskiAmerykaninAmerykankaamerykańskaamerykańskie
americanamericancăamericanceamericani
americký
AmeričanAmeričankaameriški
amerikanamerikanskamerikanare
เกี่ยวกับอเมริกาชาวอเมริกัน
người Mỹthuộc nước/người/tiếng Mỹ

American

[əˈmerɪkən]
A. ADJ (= of USA) → norteamericano, estadounidense; [continent] → americano
the American dreamel sueño americano
as American as apple piegenuinamente americano
B. N
1. (= person) (from USA) → norteamericano/a m/f, americano/a m/f; (from continent) → americano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → inglés m americano
C. CPD American English Ninglés m americano
American football Nfútbol m americano
American Indian Namerindio/a m/f
American leather Ncuero m artificial
American Legion N organización de veteranos de las dos guerras mundiales LEGION American plan N (US) (in hotel) → (habitación f con) pensión f completa
American Spanish Nespañol m de América
AMERICAN DREAM
El término American Dream, (el sueño americano), se refiere a los valores y creencias que para muchos estadounidenses son característicos de su modo de entender la vida como nación y que encuentran su materialización en la Declaración de Independencia de 1776. Con este término se pone especial énfasis en el individualismo, la importancia de trabajar duro, el hecho de que todos podemos mejorar y que la libertad y la justicia han de ser universales. Para muchos el "sueño americano" era una oportunidad para hacer fortuna.
El término también se usa de forma irónica para referirse al contraste entre estos ideales y las actitudes materialistas que caracterizan a la sociedad estadounidense actual.

American

[əˈmɛrɪkən]
adj
(from the USA)américain(e)
He's American → Il est américain.
She's American → Elle est américaine.
(from the American continent)américain(e)
n
(= person) (from the USA)Américain(e) m/f
the Americans → les Américains
(= person) (from the American continent)Américain(e) m/f

American

adjamerikanisch; American Englishamerikanisches Englisch
n
Amerikaner(in) m(f)
(= language)Amerikanisch nt

American

[əˈmɛrɪkən]
1. adjamericano/a
2. n (person) → americano/a; (language) (also American English) → americano

American

(əˈmerikən) adjective
of or from America. In this dictionary ``American'' refers to American English.

american

أمريكيّ Američan, americký amerikaner, amerikansk Amerikaner, amerikanisch αμερικανικός, Αμερικανός americano, estadounidense amerikkalainen Américain američki, Amerikanac americano アメリカの, アメリカ人 미국 사람, 미국의 Amerikaan, Amerikaans amerikaner, amerikansk Amerykanin, amerykański americano американец, американский amerikan, amerikansk เกี่ยวกับอเมริกา, ชาวอเมริกัน Amerikalı, Amerikan người Mỹ, thuộc nước/người/tiếng Mỹ 美国人, 美国的

American

n., a. americano-a.
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