- (the United States of America): Merica/ 'Murica/ 'murica (nonstandard, often jocular or representing dialect)
- (North and South America): Americas
New Latin America, feminine latinized form of the Italian forename of Amerigo Vespucci (1454–1512). Amerigo is an Italian name derived from a Germanic language and is etymologically related to Emmerich. Others, noting the peculiarity of the taking of the Italian version of the first name (not "Vespuccia" or "Alberica"), suggest that the origin are the Amerrisque mountains in Nicaragua, later attributed to Vespucci by Martain Waldseemüller.
America (plural Americas)
- The United States of America.
- 1837, George Sand, Stanley Young, transl., Mauprat, Cassandra Editions, published 1977, →ISBN, page 237:
- For a long time the dormouse and polecat had seemed to him overfeeble enemies for his restless valour, even as the granary floor seemed to afford too narrow a field. Every day he read the papers of the previous day in the servants' hall of the houses he visited, and it appeared to him that this war in America, which was hailed as the awakening of the spirit of liberty and justice in the New World, ought to produce a revolution in France.
- 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, page 74:
- In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.
- 2014 July 27, “Nuclear Weapons”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 1, episode 12, HBO:
- And once gain, America is saved from destruction by the heroes in “MEAL Team Six”.
- The Americas.
- 1847, Joseph Dalton Hooker, On the Vegetation of the Galapagos Archipelago, as compared with that of some other Tropical Islands and of the Continent of America, DOI:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1846.tb00417.x, pages 235–262:
- The results of my examination ... for the most part allied to plants of the cooler part of America, or the uplands of the tropical latitudes ...
- 1890, Encyclopaedia Britannica, page 796:
- the Marsupials or pouched animals, being found throughout the continent of America, from the United States to Patagonia
- 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin, published 2010, page 691:
- Franciscan attitudes in the Canaries offered possible precedents for what Europe now came to call ‘the New World’, or, through a somewhat tangled chain of circumstances, ‘America’.
- A female given name.
- A town in Limburg, Netherlands.
In English, the unqualified term "America" typically refers to the United States of America as a synecdoche, with "American" typically referring to people and things from that country. The sense of "the Americas" is uncommon in contemporary English, but is found in some specific circumstances, such as in reference to the Organization of American States.
- (continents) continent; Africa, America (North America, South America), Antarctica, Asia, Europe, Oceania (Category: en:Continents)
- Hyphenation: Ame‧ri‧ca
- (continent) the Americas
- →⇒ Slavomolisano: Lamerika
First recorded in 1507 (together with the related term Amerigen) in the Cosmographiae Introductio, apparently written by Matthias Ringmann, in reference to South America; first applied to both North and South America by Mercator in 1538. Amerigen means "land of Amerigo" and derives from Amerigo and gen, the accusative case of Greek gē "earth". America accorded with the feminine names of Asia, Africa, and Europa.
First-declension noun, singular only.
- America in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700, pre-publication website, 2005-2016
- America (the Americas)
America f (plural Americi)
- America Ladin (“Latin America”)
- Americanaidd (“American”)
- Americanes (“American woman”)
- Americanwr (“American man”)
- Canolbarth America (“Central America”)
- De America (“South America”)
- Gogledd America (“North America”)
- Unol Daleithiau America (“United States of America”)
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.