For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for Jamerican?
Header of American


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.

Video footage: African American Student Celebrates Graduation
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

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
    • official website:
  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

View more phrases with the word American in thesaurus!

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewMuslim Americans (2016)

Debating the Notions of American and Un-American by Nahid Afrose Kabir

said 'Being American means freedom, they do whatever they want'; (interview, Maryland, 2010).

Google previewThe Savor the South® Cookbooks, 10 Volume Omnibus E-book (2014)

Includes Buttermilk, Pecans, Peaches, Tomatoes, Biscuits, Bourbon, Okra, PIckles and Preserves, Sweet Potatoes, and Southern Holidays by The University of North Carolina Press

Being American means bridging di√erences, not stamping them out. . . . Indeed, just as the creativity, genius and generosity of individuals enlarges our sense of humanity, so too can an appreciation of our diversity increase our sense of ...

Google previewBlack Music and Musicians in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and The New Harvard Dictionary of Music (1989)

by Dominique-René De Lerma, Marsha J. Reisser

Caribbean- American Bemis, Ed McRae, Carmen Bennett, Bill Davis, Richard Dawson, Alan Taylor, Billy [William] Berger, Edward Carter, Benny [Bennett Lester] Discographies. 2. Jazz discographies Edison, Harry ("Sweets") Institute of Jazz ...

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, ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for American

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about American

Click on an item to view that photo:


View more pictures about American crow, American flag, American food, American Girl, American Toad, American Bison, American Dream, American Eagle, and American Falls.

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of American football isolated side viewSmall photo of Senior African American manSmall photo of Sport concept. American football sportsman player on black background with copy space. Sport concept.Small photo of American football sportsman playerSmall photo of American football sportsman player on stadium with lights on backgroundSmall photo of American football sportsman player on stadium running in action. Sport wallpaper with copyspace.Small photo of American football on football field background More...

Video language resources about American

Click on an item to play that video:

View more videos about American Pie, Pan American, The American, Native American, American English, and American language.

See also the pronunciation examples of American!

Sign language

Click on an item to play that video:

Quotes about American

We need American sources of resources, we need American energy, brought to you by American ingenuity and produced by American workers. (Sarah Palin)
more quotes about american...

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.

Anagrams of AMERICAN

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of American!

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of American to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary