American


American
Americanly, adv.Americanness, n.
/euh mer"i keuhn/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to the United States of America or its inhabitants: an American citizen.
2. of or pertaining to North or South America; of the Western Hemisphere: the American continents.
3. of or pertaining to the aboriginal Indians of North and South America, 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.
n.
4. a citizen of the United States of America.
5. a native or inhabitant of the Western Hemisphere.
6. an Indian of North or South America.
8. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, four driving wheels, and no rear truck. See table under Whyte classification.
[1570-80; AMERIC(A) + -AN]

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(as used in expressions)
American Broadcasting Co.
Arabian American Oil Company
Afro Caribbean Afro Brazilian and Afro American religions
American Anti Slavery Society
American Indian religions North
American Indian religions South
American Motors Corp.
Territory of American Samoa
American Volunteer Group
House Un American Activities Committee
Inter American Development Bank
American Party
Mexican American War
Pan American World Airways Inc.
Pan American Highway
Philippine American War
Spanish American War
American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations
British American Tobacco Company Ltd. 1902–76
Latin American Free Trade Association LAFTA

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