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A continent of the southern Western Hemisphere southeast of North America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It extends from the Caribbean Sea southward to Cape Horn.
South American adj. & n.
(Placename) the fourth largest of the continents, bordering on the Caribbean in the north, the Pacific in the west, and the Atlantic in the east and joined to Central America by the Isthmus of Panama. It is dominated by the Andes Mountains, which extend over 7250 km (4500 miles) and include many volcanoes; ranges from dense tropical jungle, desert, and temperate plains to the cold wet windswept region of Tierra del Fuego. Pop (Latin America and the Caribbean): 558 281 000 (2005 est). Area: 17 816 600 sq km (6 879 000 sq miles)
a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 331,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km).
South′ Amer′ican, n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||South America - a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama|
southern hemisphere - the hemisphere to the south of the equator
New World, western hemisphere, occident - the hemisphere that includes North America and South America
Occident, West - the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
South American country, South American nation - any one of the countries occupying the South American continent
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
Colombia, Republic of Colombia - a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
Bolivia, Republic of Bolivia - a landlocked republic in central South America; Simon Bolivar founded Bolivia in 1825 after winning independence from Spain
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Guiana - a geographical region of northeastern South America including Guyana and Surinam
Paraguay, Republic of Paraguay - a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
Latin America - the parts of North America and South America to the south of the United States where Romance languages are spoken
Uruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
Guiana Highlands - a mountainous tableland in northern South America; extends from Venezuela into Guyana and northern Brazil
Republic of Venezuela, Venezuela - a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean; achieved independence from Spain in 1811; rich in oil
America - North America and South America and Central America
Uruguay River - a South American river that arises in southern Brazil and flows south to the Rio de la Plata; the northern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil and the southern section forms the boundary between Argentina and Uruguay
South American - a native or inhabitant of South America
|2.||South America - the nations of the South American continent collectively; "South America is an important market for goods from the United States"|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country