of or relating to the or its inhabitants:
an American citizen.
of or relating to North or ; of the Western Hemisphere:
the American continents.
of or relating to the aboriginal Indians of North and , 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.
a citizen of the .
a native or inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.
an Indian of North or .
a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and no rear truck.
a novel (1877) by Henry James.
Their friends on Orkut display a diverse range of Pakistani and American immigrant beliefs.
The Would-Be Bomber’s Wife Asra Q. Nomani May 5, 2010
That was part of this thing, American Express: Unstaged, where they asked people to direct this livestreamed concert.
David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and Collaborating With Kanye West Marlow Stern October 5, 2014
Obamacare is not just a dumb law but a deeply offensive one (on this at least, the American people have my back).
With More Competition and Choice, Obamacare Might Not Be So Horrible Nick Gillespie May 11, 2014
The American people are deeply frustrated with elected officials in Washington, D.C., right now.
Obama’s Nightmare: Reelected in 2012 but Republicans Take the Senate Thomas E. Cronin December 28, 2011
This is a book for every American—a masterpiece of biography.
Wes Clark on Washington General Wesley K. Clark October 13, 2010
But this sacrifice of American youth did not make the world safe for anything.
The Invisible Government Dan Smoot
They saw an American ship riding at anchor a mile or more from shore.
Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
It is an American enterprise, with British and Mexican associations.
Mexico Charles Reginald Enock
We have a just right to expect that our European policy will be the American policy of European courts.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various
For the formation we may compare American vamose, to skedaddle, from Span.
The Romance of Words (4th ed.) Ernest Weekley
of or relating to the United States of America, its inhabitants, or their form of English
of or relating to the American continent
a native or citizen of the US
a native or inhabitant of any country of North, Central, or South America
the English language as spoken or written in the United States
1570s (n.); 1590s (adj.), from Modern Latin Americanus, from America (q.v.); originally in reference to what now are called Native Americans; the sense of “resident of North America of European (originally British) descent” is first recorded 1640s (adj.); 1765 (n.).
- American aloe
. Historical Examples An American aloe, which had been forty-four years in the royal garden, suddenly threw out a profusion of blossoms. Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 68, No. 421, November 1850 Various You are like the great American aloe, by the time youre a hundred years old, youll be in full bloom! Single Life John […]
- American antislavery society
a society, founded in 1833 and led by William Lloyd Garrison, to abolish slavery. Historical Examples You have amply vindicated the character and intentions of the American Antislavery Society from all injurious imputations. William Jay and the Constitutional Movement for the Abolition of Slavery Bayard Tuckerman He set forth the constitutional and merciful objects of […]
- American beauty
an American variety of rose, periodically bearing large crimson blossoms. Contemporary Examples There was the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, American Beauty. Complaining Like It’s 1999: ‘Fight Club,’ ‘American Beauty,’ and the Revolt of the Cubicle Drone Arthur Chu June 2, 2014 Status: Director Sam Mendes has had luck with tales of suburban malaise […]
- American bison
(def 1). Historical Examples The American bison, with which you are all pretty familiar, is very similar to the one just mentioned. Chatterbox Stories of Natural History Anonymous The American bison is a formidable animal when engaged alone, and when charging in a pack simply irresistible. Natural History in Anecdote Various It is worthy of […]