Definitions of american

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

Usage examples for american

  1. If you're going to buy up American technology, do it right. – The Samurai Strategy by Thomas Hoover
  2. I'm all right; I'm an American, I cried indignantly. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  3. " You dear American thing! – The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2 by Henry James
  4. 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)
  5. My hero this time is an American, and a young man too. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  6. London is different frae New York or any great American city in that. – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  7. To hear you talk you'd think the whole American people had forgotten how to laugh. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  8. The young American answered without looking behind him. – Pandora by James, Henry
  9. It is the great American game, so I am told. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  10. Gerald thought the American might interest her. – Aurora the Magnificent by Gertrude Hall
  11. His father was a Mr. Brown, an American sea captain; his mother a Mme. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  12. Cuba is no place for an American girl. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  13. A year out here, and you would be a real American, Sir Redmond. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  14. American, sir- I heard the call- the one clear call. – Short Stories of Various Types by Various
  15. Think of the force of that word attention in the American Army. – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  16. And I am very fond of that story of the old American soldier. – Mushrooms on the Moor by Frank Boreham
  17. Why, said Father Payne, the answer to that is simple enough- it was to meet an American! – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  18. 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