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Ameri·ca (ə meri kə)

  1. North America, South America, and the West Indies, considered together
  2. North America
  3. ☆ 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

A·mer·i·ca (ə-mĕrˈĭ-kə)

  1. The United States.
  2. also the A·mer·i·cas (-kəz) The landmasses and islands of North America, Central America, and South America.

America

Americamania

an obsession with America and things American.

un-Americanism

the state or condition of being out of sympathy with or against an ideal of American behavior, attitudes, beliefs, etc. —un-American, n., adj.