from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending northward from the Colombia-Panama border and including Central America, Mexico, the islands of the Caribbean Sea, the United States, Canada, and Greenland. The term often refers more narrowly to Mexico, the continental United States, and Canada.

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  • proper noun The continent that is the northern part of the Americas; that part east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, north of South America and south of the Arctic Ocean.

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

  • noun the nations of the North American continent collectively
  • noun a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama


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