What is 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"
    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 ... The story concerns an English 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 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.
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of the United States.

Famous quotes containing the word american:

    The American landscape has no foreground and the American mind no background.
    Edith Wharton (1862–1937)

    To the American People:MChristmas is not a time or a season but a state of mind. To cherish peace and good will, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. If we think on these things, there will be born in us a Savior and over us will shine a star sending its gleam of hope to the world.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)

    The ideal of the self-sufficient American family is a myth, dangerous because most families, especially affluent families, do in fact make use of a range of services to survive. Families needing one or another kind of help are not morally deficient; most families do need assistance at one time or another.
    Joseph Featherstone (20th century)