What is American?

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country.
    See also — Additional definitions below

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The American Prisoner
... The American Prisoner is a novel written by Eden Phillpotts, published in America in 1904 and adapted into a film in 1929 ... English woman who lives at Fox Tor farm, and an American captured during the American Revolutionary War and held at the prison at Princetown on Dartmoor ...

More definitions of "American":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture.
    Example: "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas.
    Example: "The American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"
  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of the United States.

Famous quotes containing the word american:

    Anglo-Saxon civilization has taught the individual to protect his own rights; American civilization will teach him to respect the rights of others.
    William Jennings Bryan (1860–1925)

    Disney World has acquired by now something of the air of a national shrine. American parents who don’t take their children there sense obscurely that they have failed in some fundamental way, like Muslims who never made it to Mecca.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946)

    There exists in a great part of the Northern people a gloomy diffidence in the moral character of the government. On the broaching of this question, as general expression of despondency, of disbelief that any good will accrue from a remonstrance on an act of fraud and robbery, appeared in those men to whom we naturally turn for aid and counsel. Will the American government steal? Will it lie? Will it kill?—We ask triumphantly.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)