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Definition of the noun american dream

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  1. the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did

Alternative definition of the noun american dream


  1. [idiomatic] A widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.
  2. [idiomatic] A philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.


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American Dream a.k.a. Dusty Rhodes: Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr.


American Dream is a musical group.

  • album: "Punk Will Rise Again"


American Dream is a fictional character featured in Marvel Comics MC2 series A-Next. Her costume is very similar to that of Captain America. Her initial weapons are throwing disks like Captain America's alter ego Nomad, but later obtains Captain America's shield. She appeared as a civilian in A-Next #1, and was named as "Shannon" in A-Next #3; it was not until A-Next #4 that she appeared in costume, as a prospective team member.


  1. "American Dream": Through the lenses of cameras, an exploration into the minds - the hopes, dreams, & expectations - of their bearers reminds us of the value that has been so deeply ingrained into the generation.About Campus Movie FestLike the story from a classic Hollywood film, Campus MovieFest came from a humble beginning. Seven years ago, a band of friends attending Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, thought it would be fun to give computers, camcorders and training to students to make their own movies and then share the five minute films the teams created. The four Emory students had no idea the project would change the course of their lives and the lives of countless students across the globe as the program grew to become the world's largest student film festival.
  2. American Dream is a TV series.
  3. "American Dream" a.k.a. "Disturbing the Peace" is a 1996 drama film written by Laura McCorkindale and directed by Thomas Patrick Smith.


"American Dream" is a Family Computer video game that was released in 1989 to an exclusively Japanese market.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Color Dreams
  • genres: Adventure game, Casino game, Simulation video game
  • publishers: Coconuts Japan, C Dream
  • released on (25 years ago)


  1. "American Dream" is the ninth album by the band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, their fifth studio album and their second by the quartet configuration. Released in 1988 on Atlantic Records, it peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. To date, it is their final album to receive either a gold or platinum citation by the RIAA. It is dedicated to Jan Crosby, Anne Stills, Susan Nash, and Pegi Young.
  2. "American Dream" is a 2000 song by Jakatta. The track samples two Thomas Newman pieces from the soundtrack for the film American Beauty; "Any Other Name" and "Dead Already". A remix was released in 2001. The track is very unusual for a dance track, since the majority of the track is in 6/4 time, as opposed to the much more common 4/4.
  3. "American Dream" is the first EP and final release by American metalcore band Woe, Is Me. It was released on August 20, 2013 through Rise Records, produced by Tom Denney, and mixed and mastered by Cameron Mizell. Although released digitally through all major outlets, a physical version of the EP was made available solely through Best Buy stores. It is the band's first and only release not to feature founding member Austin Thornton on drums.
  4. "American Dream" is a musical single of Joey Negro.
    • also known as American Dream: Remixes
    • released in (29 years ago)
  5. "American Dream" is a song recorded by Christian rock band Casting Crowns. Written by Mark Hall and produced by Mark A. Miller and Steven Curtis Chapman, the song was included on the band's 2003 self-titled debut album. A rock song, "American Dream" features loud electric guitars similar to those on Chapman's 2001 album Declaration. Lyrically, the song discusses how fathers caught up in advancing their career can neglect their family responsibilities. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised its lyrics; several critics felt the song's instrumentation was average or mediocre, however.
  6. "American Dream" is the second EP by pop rock band Rocky Loves Emily, released on November 22, 2010 by Tooth & Nail Records. It was produced by Casey Bates and is the follow-up to the band's independent debut, the What What What EP.
  7. "AMERICAN DREAM" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  8. "American Dream" is a musical album of Little Caesar.
    • released on


American Dream is a cataloged instance, musical recording.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for American Dream

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the 1940s (2006)

by James Gilbert Ryan, Leonard C. Schlup

GREGORY DEHLER AMERICAN DREAM, a concept that epitomizes the democratic ideals and aspirations on which the United States was founded. It usually is evoked to extol American virtues and a way of life at its best. It often is viewed as ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Beat Literature (2009)

by Kurt Hemmer

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, and Bruce Conner chanting at Ginsberg's. Women's Poetry.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 43, no.

Google previewAmerican Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia (2003)

by Bret Carroll

Yet the American Dream served to exclude nonwhite men from prevailing constructions of manhood, since racial discrimination prevented most of them from achieving, or even hoping to achieve, economic success. Indeed, the economic ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African-American Literature (2015)

SpeakMy Name:Black Men on Masculinityandthe American Dream. Boston: BeaconPress, 1995. Entry Author: Samuels, Wilfred D. Bennett, ...

Google previewMorris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins (1988)

by William Morris, Mary Morris

American dream. We doubt if any one person can take credit for coining this phrase. It almost certainly appeared in print as long ago as the classic study of nineteenth-century America by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. The phrase may well ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (2015)

Work Author: Nahid Rachlin Jennifer and Karim Sahary, an average middleclass couple with one son, Darius, live the American dream in Ohio. After many years of a happy marriage, Karim beginsto feel uncomfortable in America.

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Drama (2015)

by Jackson R. Bryer, Mary C. Hartig

The mythof the American dream isexposed to reveal underlying violence, alienation ...

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The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land. (Scott Russell Sanders)
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