Ameri·ca (ə mer′i kə)
- North America, South America, and the West Indies, considered togetheralso the Americas
- North America
- ☆ the United States of America
Origin: ModL, name assoc. (1507) by Martin Waldseemüller (1470?-1522?), Ger cosmographer, with Americus Vespucius, Latinized form of Amerigo Vespucci, but < ? Sp Amerrique, name of a mountain range in Nicaragua, used by early explorers for the newly discovered lands < ? AmInd
- The United States.
- also the A·mer·i·cas (-kəz) The landmasses and islands of North America, Central America, and South America.
an obsession with America and things American.
the state or condition of being out of sympathy with or against an ideal of American behavior, attitudes, beliefs, etc. —un-American, n., adj.
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