What is American?

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of the United States.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on american:

The American Prisoner
... The American Prisoner is a novel written by Eden Phillpotts, published in America in 1904 and adapted into a film in 1929 ... woman who lives at Fox Tor farm, and an American captured during the American Revolutionary War and held at the prison at Princetown on Dartmoor ...

More definitions of "American":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture.
    Example: "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country.
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas.
    Example: "The American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"

Famous quotes containing the word american:

    Speed is scarcely the noblest virtue of graphic composition, but it has its curious rewards. There is a sense of getting somewhere fast, which satisfies a native American urge.
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851)

    An ... important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)