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American meaning

american - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
  2. 2. a native or inhabitant of the United States
  3. 3. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.
  4. 4. Of or pertaining to the United States.
  5. 5. Of or pertaining to America; as, the continent: Indians.
  6. 6. A native of America; - originally applied to the aboriginal inhabitants, but now applied to the descendants of Europeans born in America, and especially to the citizens of the United States.

american - examples of usage

  1. Then I'll get on board an American ship, somehow or other. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  2. I shall be glad to make American friends. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. " No," said the other, " you are an American, and don't have to be. - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
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