america Definition

  • 1a landmass in the western hemisphere consisting of North America and South America
  • 2the United States of America

Using america: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "america" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Many people dream of visiting America.

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    The Americas were originally inhabited by indigenous peoples.

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    America is known for its cultural diversity and innovation.

Phrases with america

  • a continent comprising Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and various islands


    I'm planning a road trip across North America this summer.

  • a continent comprising countries south of Panama, including Brazil, Argentina, and Chile


    I've always wanted to visit South America and explore the Amazon rainforest.

  • a region comprising the southern part of North America and the northern part of South America, including countries like Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama


    I spent a month backpacking through Central America and had an amazing time.

Origins of america

from Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci


Summary: america in Brief

'America' [əˈmerɪkə] refers to a landmass in the western hemisphere consisting of North America and South America, as well as the United States of America. The term is often used to describe the cultural diversity and innovation associated with the United States. 'North America' and 'South America' refer to the continents that make up America, while 'Central America' denotes a region between the two continents.