What is America?

  • (noun): North and South America.
    Synonyms: the Americas
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Thirteen Colonies
... The Thirteen Colonies were some of the colonies on the Atlantic coast of North America founded between 1607 (Virginia) and 1733 (Georgia) by a variety of interests from England and later Great Britain ... They are best known as the founding political entities of the United States of America ... and formed a new nation, the United States of America ...
Joseph Bonaparte - America
... He was also reputed to have encountered the Jersey Devil while hunting there ... Reputedly some Mexican revolutionaries offered to crown him Emperor of Mexico in 1820 but he refused. ...
Cairn - History - The Americas
... Natives of arctic North America (i.e ... In North America, cairns are often petroforms in the shapes of turtles or other animals ... Cairns have been used since pre-Columbian times throughout Latin America to mark trails ...
Shriners
... Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, as well as Shriners North America, changed its name to Shriners International, now covering nearly 200 temples (chapters) across North ...
Volkswagen Scirocco - Scirocco III (2008–present) - Absence of A North American Version
... In April 2007, Volkswagen America vice president Adrian Hallmark claimed that Volkswagen preferred not to bring the Scirocco to North America since it could negatively affect GTI sales ... would be made in 2008 by Martin Winterkorn (Volkswagen's CEO), not Volkswagen of America ...

More definitions of "America":

  • (noun): North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776.
    Synonyms: United States, United States of America, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.

Famous quotes containing the word america:

    I dunno what my 23 infantile years in America signify. I left as soon as motion was autarchic—I mean my motion.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power’s sake ... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one’s own rules.
    Joan Didion (b. 1934)

    I am reminded by my journey how exceedingly new this country still is. You have only to travel for a few days into the interior and back parts even of many of the old States, to come to that very America which the Northmen, and Cabot, and Gosnold, and Smith, and Raleigh visited.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)