Complete Definition of "American"

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English

Etymology
From Modified Latin Americanus (America from Latinized name of Amerigo Vespucci, Italian navigator of 1512).

Pronunciation
US: SAMPA|/@"[email protected]@n/, IPA|/ə'mɛrəkən/

Noun
en-noun

  1. An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American, Central American or South American.
  2. A person born in, or a citizen of, the United States of America.
  3. rare The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.

#* 1942, We sat down in the central square and drank coffee and a man came up and spoke to us in American. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 756)

Translations
trans-top|inhabitant of the Americas
Danish: t+|da|amerikaner|c
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trans-top|person born in or citizen of the USA
Arabic: Arab|امريكي (’amrīki)
Chinese: 美国人 (měiguó-rén)
Croatian: t+|hr|Amerikanac|m, t+|hr|Amerikanka|f
Danish: t+|da|amerikaner|c
Dutch: t+|nl|Amerikaan|m, t-|nl|Amerikaanse|f
Esperanto: t-|eo|usonano|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t-|et|ameeriklane
Finnish: t+|fi|amerikkalainen, t-|fi|yhdysvaltalainen, t+|fi|jenkki
Faroese: t-|fo|amerikanari|m|xs=Faroese
French: t+|fr|Américain|m, t-|fr|Américaine|f
German: Amerikaner m, Amerikanerin f, Ami m (slang, neutral) (plural Amis)
Hebrew: אמריקני m (amerikani), אמריקנית f (amerikanit)
Italian: t+|it|americano|m, t+|it|americana|f, t+|it|statunitense|m|f,
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Japanese: アメリカ人 (Ameriká-jin)
Korean: 미국인 (Miguk-in)
Latin: Americanus
Navajo: Bilagáana
Norwegian: t+|no|amerikaner|m, t-|no|amerikanerinne|f, t-|no|amerikanere|m|p, t-|no|amerikanerinner|f|p
Persian: FAchar|آمریکای (Amrikayee)
Portuguese: t+|pt|americano|m, t-|pt|americana|f
Polish: t+|pl|Amerykanin|m, t+|pl|Amerykanka|f
Romanian: t+|ro|american|m, t-|ro|americancă|f, t-|ro|americani|m|p, t-|ro|americance|f|p
Russian: t+|ru|американец|m|tramerikánets|scCyrl, t+|ru|американка|f|tramerikánka|scCyrl
Serbian: amerikanac m, amerikanka f, amerikanče n
Slovene: Američan m, Američanka f
Spanish: t+|es|estadounidense|m|f
Swedish: amerikan c (1,2)
Turkish: t+|tr|Amerikan, t-|tr|Amerikalı
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trans-top|American English
Finnish: amerikka (rare, derogative)
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German: Amerikanisch n, (more precisely) Amerikanisches Englisch n
Italian: inglese americano m
Polish: amerykański m, amerykańska f,amerykańskie n
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. Of or pertaining to the United States of America, or w:Culture of the United States|American culture
  2. Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."

Translations
trans-top|of or pertaining to the U.S. or its culture
Chinese: 美國的, 美国的 (měiguó de)
Croatian: t+|hr|američki
Czech: t+|cs|americký|m
Danish: t-|da|amerikansk
Finnish: amerikkalainen, yhdysvaltalainen, Yhdysvallat|Yhdysvaltain (genitive of noun), Amerikka|Amerikan (genitive of noun)
German: armerikanisch, (more precisely) US-amerikanisch
Italian: americano, (more precisely) statunitense
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Japanese: t+|ja|アメリカ|scJpanの (Amerika no), t+|ja|米国|scJpanの (Beikoku no)
Polish: amerykański m, amerykańska f,amerykańskie n
Russian: t+|ru|американский|tramerikánskij|scCyrl
Slovene: ameriški m, ameriška f, ameriško n
Turkish: t-|tr|Amerikalı, t+|tr|Amerikan
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trans-top|of or pertaining to the Americas
Croatian: t+|hr|američki
Danish: t-|da|amerikansk
Finnish: Amerikka|Amerikan (genitive of noun), amerikkalainen
Italian: americano, (more precisely) sudamericano, centroamericano and nordamericano
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Japanese: t-|ja|北米|sc=Jpanの (Hokubei no)
Polish: amerykański m, amerykańska f,amerykańskie n
Russian: t+|ru|американский|tramerikánskij|scCyrl
Slovene: ameriški m, ameriška f, ameriško n
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ttbc|Arabic: Arab|امريكي (’amríki)
ttbc|Esperanto: usona
ttbc|Filipino: amerikano, Kano, Puti, WAMS
ttbc|French: américain m, américaine f (1,2), états-unien m, états-unienne f (1)
ttbc|German: amerikanisch
ttbc|Hebrew: אמריקני m (amerikani), אמריקנית f (amerikanit)
ttbc|Korean: 미국의 (Miguk-ui)
ttbc|Latin: Americanus m, Americana f, Americanum n
ttbc|Norwegian: amerikansk sg indef, amerikanske pl or def
ttbc|Portuguese: americano m, americana f
ttbc|Romanian: american m, americană f, americani m p, americane f p
ttbc|Serbian: američki m, američka f, američko m,
ttbc|Spanish: americano m, americana f (1,2), estadounidense (1)
ttbc|Swedish: amerikansk
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Derived terms
Americanism
Americanize
Americanization
American dun-bar
American eagle
American English
American Thanksgiving
Latin-American Spanish

References
w:North America
w:South America
w:United States of America

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