What is 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"
    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 ... an 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":

  • (noun): A native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country.
  • (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:

    All great religions, in order to escape absurdity, have to admit a dilution of agnosticism. It is only the savage, whether of the African bush or the American gospel tent, who pretends to know the will and intent of God exactly and completely.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    Today’s fathers and mothers—with only the American dream for guidance—extend and overextend themselves, physically, emotionally, and financially, during the best years of their lives to ensure that their children will grow up prepared to do better and go further than they did.
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    During my administration the most unpleasant and perhaps most dramatic negotiations in which we participated were with the various leaders of Iran after the seizure of American hostages in November 1979. The Algerians were finally chosen as the only intermediaries who were considered trustworthy both by me and the Ayatollah Khomeini. After many aborted efforts, final success was achieved during my last few hours in the White House.
    Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.)