how to pronounce american

əmɛɹɪkən

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meanings of american

noun:

  1. Originally, a native or inhabitant of the British North American colonies; now, a person born in, or a citizen, national, or inhabitant of, the United States of America.
  2. A size of type smaller than German, 1-point type.
  3. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  4. An indigenous inhabitant of the Americas; a Native American or an American Indian (now chiefly with qualifying word).

adjective:

  1. Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, its people or its culture.
  2. That can be exercised on any date between the issue date and the expiry date.
  3. Of, from, or pertaining to the Americas.

name:

  1. The English language as spoken in the U.S.; American English.