Part of speech: noun

An inhabitant of America.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to America, or to the United States.

Part of speech: noun

A citizen of the United States.

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Usage examples "american":

  1. The American people have waited long enough. - "State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter", Jimmy Carter.
  2. No, American, like you, eh? - "Together", Robert Herrick (1868-1938).
  3. The American, however, was indignant at the bare suggestion of this. - "The Island Treasure", John Conroy Hutcheson.