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  1. A·mer·i·can
    IPA[əˈmerəkən]
  2. adjective

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

      the election of a new American president
    • 2. relating to or denoting the continents of America:

      the American continent south of the tropic of Cancer

    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. the English language as it is used in the United States; American English.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: American, plural noun: Americans

    • adjective

      relating to or characteristic of the United States or its inhabitants:

      relating to the continents of America:

    • noun

      a native or citizen of the United States.

      a native or inhabitant of any of the countries of North, South, or Central America.

    • adjective

      possessing qualities characteristic of American ideals, such as honesty, industriousness, and health:

      having members or contents drawn only from America or the US:

    • noun

      an athlete honored as one of the best amateurs in the US.
    • adjective

      relating to both Britain and the US:

      of English descent, but born or living in the US:

    • noun

      an American born in England or of English ancestry:

      an American whose native tongue is English:

    • adjective

      another term for African American
    • noun

      another term for African American
    • noun

      an American who is of Asian (in particular East Asian) descent.
    • adjective

      relating to Asian Americans.
    • noun

      a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, especially those of North America.
    • adjective

      relating to American Indians.
    • noun

      a noted 1930 painting by Grant Wood (1891–1942), depicting a dour-faced farmer and his daughter in front of their house, with a Gothic-style window in the background. It is representative of traditional American rural values, and is widely copied and parodied.

      conservative in moral and social views.

    • noun

      a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America.
    • adjective

      relating to Native Americans.
    • adjective

      relating to or characteristic of the region of Meso-America or its inhabitants:
    • noun

      a native or inhabitant of the region of Meso-America:
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