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"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas.
    Example: "The American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country.

Famous quotes containing the word american:

    In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    I’ve always wondered why European politicians as a group seemed brighter than American politicians as a group. Maybe it’s because many American politicians have the race issue to fall back on. They become lazy, suspicious of innovative ideas, and as a result American institutions atrophy.
    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)