e pluribus unum

[ e ploo-ri-boo s oo-noo m; English ee ploo r-uh-buh s yoo-nuh m ]
/ ɛ ˈplu rɪˌbʊs ˈu nʊm; English ˈi ˈplʊər ə bəs ˈyu nəm /

Latin.

out of many, one: motto of the U.S., appearing on most U.S. currency and on the Great Seal of the United States.

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British Dictionary definitions for e pluribus unum

e pluribus unum
/ Latin (eɪ ˈplʊərɪbʊs ˈuːnʊm) /

one out of many: the motto of the USA
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Cultural definitions for e pluribus unum

E pluribus unum
[ (ee ploor-uh-buhs yooh-nuhm, ooh-nuhm) ]

A motto of the United States; Latin for “Out of many, one.” It refers to the Union formed by the separate states. E pluribus unum was adopted as a national motto in 1776 and is now found on the Great Seal of the United States and on United States currency.

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