[ uh-mer-i-kuh ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kə /


Also called the Americas. North and South America, considered together. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for america

/ (əˈmɛrɪkə) /


Also called: the Americas the American continent, including North, South, and Central America

Word Origin for America

C16: from Americus, Latin form of Amerigo; after Amerigo Vespucci
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Cultural definitions for america


An American patriotic hymn from the nineteenth century, sung to the tune of the national anthem of Great Britain, “God Save the Queen.” It begins, “My country, 'tis of thee.”

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