Definitions of american

  1. a native or inhabitant of America
  2. a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
  3. a native or inhabitant of the United States
  4. Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.
  5. Of or pertaining to the United States.
  6. Of or pertaining to America; as, the continent: Indians.
  7. 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.
  8. An inhabitant of America.
  9. Pertaining to America, especially to the United States.
  10. A native of America.
  11. Pertaining to America, or to the United States.
  12. A citizen of the United States.
  13. Pertaining to America, especially the United States.
  14. A native of America, more especially of the United States.
  15. Of or from America.

Usage examples for american

  1. " You dear American thing! – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  2. London is different frae New York or any great American city in that. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  3. It is the great American game, so I am told. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  4. If you're going to buy up American technology, do it right. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  5. I'm all right; I'm an American, I cried indignantly. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  6. And I am very fond of that story of the old American soldier. – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  7. Cuba is no place for an American girl. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  8. My hero this time is an American, and a young man too. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  9. The young American answered without looking behind him. – Pandora by James, Henry
  10. I was amused by a reply given me by an American in office here. – Diary in America, Series One by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  11. Why, said Father Payne, the answer to that is simple enough- it was to meet an American! – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  12. A year out here, and you would be a real American, Sir Redmond. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  13. Think of the force of that word attention in the American Army. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  14. American, sir- I heard the call- the one clear call. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  15. Still, I'm an American, too, and now, when there's trouble coming, I'm going back to the place I belong to. – The Cattle-Baron's Daughter by Harold Bindloss
  16. His father was a Mr. Brown, an American sea captain; his mother a Mme. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  17. To hear you talk you'd think the whole American people had forgotten how to laugh. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole