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Noun: America  u'me-ri-ku
  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
    - United States, United States of America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.
     
  2. North America and South America and Central America

Derived forms: Americas

Type of: dry land, earth, ground, land, North American country, North American nation, solid ground, terra firma

Part of: NATO, North America, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation [Brit], North Atlantic Treaty Organization, OAS, Organization of American States

Encyclopedia: America, Their America