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America

[ uh-mer-i-kuh ]
/ əˈmɛr ɪ kə /
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noun
Also called the Americas. North and South America, considered together.
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British Dictionary definitions for America

America
/ (əˈmɛrɪkə) /

noun
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

“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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