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America

Noun

1 North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776 [syn: United States, United States of America, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.]
2 North and South America [syn: the Americas]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From America.

Pronunciation

  • /əˈmɛrɪkə/

Proper noun

en-proper noun Americas

Translations

Continents of America
United States of America

Italian

Proper noun

America
  1. In the context of "continent|lang=it": America

Latin

Etymology

Disputed
  • Latinization of the given name of the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci, erroneously credited with the discovery.

Proper noun

America (locative case Americae)

Romanian

Etymology

America

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. America

Declension

Related terms

Extensive Definition

America usually means either:
  • The Americas, the lands and regions of the Western hemisphere
  • The United States of America, a country in North America
America may also refer to:

Arts and entertainment

Albums

Songs

Print

Ships

Sports

Other vehicles

People with the given name America

See also

America in Tosk Albanian: Amerika
America in Arabic: أمريكا
America in Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܡܪܝܩܐ
America in Assamese: অমেৰিকা
America in Bulgarian: Америка
America in Czech: Amerika (rozcestník)
America in Welsh: America
America in German: Amerika (Begriffsklärung)
America in Spanish: América (desambiguación)
America in French: America
America in Croatian: Amerika (razdvojba)
America in Igbo: Amerika
America in Italian: America
America in Georgian: ამერიკა
America in Kurdish: Emerîka
America in Latvian: Amerika
America in Luxembourgish: Amerika
America in Malay (macrolanguage): Amerika
America in Dutch: Amerika
America in Japanese: アメリカ (曖昧さ回避)
America in Norwegian: Amerika (andre betydninger)
America in Polish: Ameryka (ujednoznacznienie)
America in Portuguese: América (desambiguação)
America in Kölsch: Amerika (Watt ėßß datt?)
America in Russian: Америка (значения)
America in Albanian: Amerika
America in Sicilian: Amèrica
America in Slovenian: Amerika
America in Serbian: Америка
America in Serbo-Croatian: Amerika
America in Finnish: Amerikka
America in Swedish: Amerika (olika betydelser)
America in Tok Pisin: Amerika
America in Ukrainian: Америка (значення)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Africa, Antipodes, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, Columbia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Land of Liberty, Levant, Middle East, Near East, New World, Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, US, USA, Uncle Sugar, United States, West, Western Hemisphere, Yankeeland, continent, down under, eastland, landmass, stateside, the States, the melting pot, the old country
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