from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which unites or forms a connection.
  • noun A solution for coating galvanized iron previous to its being painted, to prevent the peeling off of the paint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, unites.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of unite; one who unites.


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  • My recommendation for the new name by which citizens of the United States refer to themselves. Because American can be confusing, and should refer to anyone who lives in the Americas, which encompass much more than just the USA. Who's with me?

    July 24, 2007

  • Only if we want to make ourselves sitting ducks. ;-)

    July 24, 2007

  • The duck is a noble creature, and appears all the more so when it's sitting and you can't see those goofy webbed feet.

    July 24, 2007

  • I did mean to say also I agree with you than American is a misleading description, although it seems to be deeply rooted now!

    July 24, 2007

  • Ahh, I confess I don't really care. I'm just a selfish American, anyway. :-)

    I got in a mild dispute in high school with one of my friends who was from Honduras. He very passionately argued that he was an American, and I very coldly argued that he was not.

    July 24, 2007

  • Ah, high school. . .it is fortunate that we mature, isn't it? These are the kinds of memories that tend to make us blush in retrospect.

    July 24, 2007

  • If we call ourselves this, I'm moving!

    July 24, 2007

  • Got any better ideas, smart guy?

    ...besides, you know, what we have now.

    July 24, 2007

  • U, think of the scorn that would be heaped upon us if we were to call ourselves that. Leave bad enough alone!

    July 24, 2007

  • How about Stater? ;-)

    July 24, 2007