Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The United States.
  • The landmasses and islands of North America, Central America, and South America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The United States of America.
  • proper n. The landmass now divided into the continents of North and South America.
  • proper n. an idealized destination or object of one's ambition

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. North America and South America and Central America
  • n. North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Etymologies

From Americus, Latinized form of the forename of Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512), Italian explorer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Promoted to Headline (H3) on 7/12/09: The PBS FRONTLINE Documentary 'Sick Around America' was modified for the Health Insurance Lobby yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'The PBS FRONTLINE Documentary \'Sick Around America\' was modified for the Health Insurance Lobby '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: Even PBS is no longer safe from the lobbying efforts of the health insurance companies.

    The PBS FRONTLINE Documentary 'Sick Around America' was modified for the Health Insurance Lobby

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'CHARLES DICKENS\' AMERICA: UN Investigator Accuses US of Shameful Neglect of Homeless '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' America, despite all its rhetoric about being a beacon on the hill that only spreads freedom and prosperity around the world, actually largely spreads poverty, pollution, massive death and war.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: CHARLES DICKENS' AMERICA: UN Investigator Accuses US of Shameful Neglect of Homeless

  • And it's not just because he is one man against many who desperately hang onto an illusion of America instead of the reality of America®.

    Steven Weber: What Can We Do to Help?

  • From the Pulpit Freedom Day in Bethlehem, Ga. to the NASCAR circuit, RIGHT AMERICA: FEELING WRONGED - SOME VOICES FROM THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL shows a country at war with itself over the religious and cultural identities that define America.

    How Do We Reach The Rightwing Who Hate Obama and Condemn Katie Couric ?

  • WHEN AMERICA RULED THE WORLD yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'WHEN AMERICA RULED THE WORLD'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Article: America has squandered the human sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears of two generations in less than seventy years.

    WHEN AMERICA RULED THE WORLD

  • You can call this land America, or anything you like, but \'America\ 'will be yesterday\'s news.'

    The third one is a charm, but not one a democracy wants to hang 'round its neck.

  • Everybody in America should have a stake — (applause) — everybody in America should have a stake in legislation that can transform our energy system into one that's far more efficient, far cleaner, and provide energy independence for America…

    Lapham's Quarterly: 1895: When Smoke was a "Healthy Disinfectant" for Cities

  • JEREMY BIRD, OPERATIVES LEADER, ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA: When you compare the campaign to organizing for America or this, it's apples to oranges.

    CNN Transcript Sep 2, 2009

  • MARK GREEN, AUTHOR, "CHANGE FOR AMERICA:" Beyond the big-ticket pending items on stimulus and the low-carbon economy and education reform since information is the new goal, in change for America we have 67 of the best progressive scholars we could find to come up with big ideas and there were three, but they're all based on the middle class is being shafted and screwed.

    CNN Transcript Jan 25, 2009

  • BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: But even as this plan puts Americans back to work, it will also make the critical investments in alternative energy and safer roads, better health care and modern schools, because that's how America will retain and regain its competitive edge in the 21st century.

    CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2009

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