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American is sometimes a misspelling of America.

The word American is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun american

What does american mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Americans

  1. a native or inhabitant of the United States
  2. the English language as used in the United States
  3. a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country

Definition of the adjective american

What does american mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more american / most american

  1. of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture
    • examples: American citizens | American English | the American dream
    • lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas
    • examples: the American hemisphere | American flora and fauna
    • lexical domain: Relational Adjectives (pertainyms)


  1. American a.k.a. Americans, or American people, are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, but with citizenship. With the exception of the Native American population, generally all Americans or their ancestors immigrated within the past five centuries. Also, there are other groups that did not immigrate to the United States but became American because of American expansion in the late 19th century. These groups are people from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippine Islands.
  2. American is a fictional character from the 1969 film Attraction.
  3. American is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Limits of Control.
    • also known as The American
  4. American is a fictional character in the 1975 film Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story.
  5. American is a fictional character from the 1985 film No End.
  6. American is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Last Emperor.
  7. American is a fictional character from the 2009 film Gasp.
  8. American is a fictional character from the 1978 film Nighthawks.
  9. American is a fictional character in the 1944 drama film National Velvet.
  10. American is a fictional charater from the 1983 film Wo ai Ye Laixian.
  11. American is a fictional character from the 1987 film Night Zoo.

There are other characters with in their name, like All-American, American Boy, American Lady, American Wife, American Dream, American Eagle, American Woman, Quiet American, South American, American Indian, American-Indian, All American Boy, All-American Boy, American Samurai, American Soldier, American Gangster, American Girlfriend.


"American" a.k.a. "The American" is a 2010 suspense thriller film written by Rowan Joffe and directed by Anton Corbijn.


  1. "American" é uma canção da cantora e compositora Lana Del Rey. A canção aparece em seu terceiro extended play, Paradise.
  2. "American" is a song by The Wild Feathers.


  1. American a.k.a. American Airlines, Inc. is a major United States airline. It operates an extensive international and U.S. domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia. Its route network centers on five hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth, John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. Its primary maintenance base is located at Tulsa International Airport. The company is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
    • also known as AA
    • award: - KPMG Award for Distinguished Service to the Washington Theatre Community
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  2. The American was made by American Cyclecar Co of Detroit, Michigan in 1914. It had a 4-cylinder engine of 1.2 liters, and featured a friction transmission and chain drive. The headlights were inserted into the fenders, a feature later associated with the Pierce-Arrow.
  3. The American was produced by the American Automobile Manufacturing Co, New Albany, Indiana. It had a two-stroke engine from 1911 to 1912. After that, there is no record of passenger cars made by the company, though it made trucks into 1913. It absorbed Jonz Auto Co of Beatrice, Nebraska in 1910 and was later connected with the Ohio Falls Motor Co.
  4. American was a make of automobile produced by American Cyclecar Co.


American a.k.a. American food: American cuisine is a style of food preparation originating in the United States of America.

There are other foods with American in their name, like American cheese, American goulash, American Chop Suey, Dark Star American Pale Ale, Dark Star American Pale Ale, FRANCO-AMERICAN Slow Roast Beef Gravy, FRANCO-AMERICAN Slow Roast Turkey Gravy, Franco-American Fat Free Slow Roast Gravy, Franco-American Fat Free Slow Roast Beef Gravy.


  1. The American was an American automobile, built in Plainfield, New Jersey, manufactured from 1917 to 1924. The company also used names American Balanced Six or American Six, "Balanced" referred to its chassis, not the engine. It was an assembled car, one of many built in its time, and it used components from several manufacturers like Borg & Beck for clutch, Warner transmission, Stromberg carburetor and Rutenber engines.
  2. The American was an American automobile designed by Frank Duryea and manufactured by the American Automobile Company of New York City in 1899. It was a "hydro-carbon carriage" which could be started from the seat by its chain-and-sprocket gearing.
  3. The American was a wheel-steered gas buggy manufactured in Cleveland from 1902 to 1903. It was the second of three American automobile marques to bear this name.
  4. American is an ethnicity.
  5. American is a cuisine.

Phrases with American

Phrases starting with the word American:

  1. American Dab
  2. American Eel
  3. american elk
  4. american elm
  5. american hop
  6. american ivy
  7. American Jay
  8. american aloe
  9. american coot
  10. american crow
  11. American Curl
  12. american flag
  13. American Lady
  14. american lime

Phrases ending with the word American:

  1. un-american
  2. Us American
  3. All-American
  4. Pan-American
  5. pro-american
  6. afro-american

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American

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Google previewNoah Webster and the First American Dictionary (2005)

by Luisanna Fodde Melis

Matthias and Thomas Bordley, painting, 1767, Charles Willson Peale, The National Museum of American Art, ...

Google previewThe American Medical Lexicon (1811)

On the Plan of Quincy's Lexicon Physico-medicum, with Many Retrenchments, Additions, and Improvements; Comprising an Explanation of the Etymology and Signification of the Terms Used in Anatomy, Physiology, Surgery, Materia Medica, Chemistry, and the Practice of Physic. Compiled from the Most Approved Authorities

D First American,from the sixth London Eiition. The Life and Posthumous \Vritings of \Villiam Cowper, Esq. With an Introductory Letter to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper. By William Hayley, Esqa The Domestic Encyelopzdia; ...

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Quotes about American

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. (Gore Vidal)
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Scrabble value of A1M3E1R1I1C3A1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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