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Adjective american has 2 senses
  1. American - of or relating to the United States of America or its people or language or culture; "American citizens"; "American English"; "the American dream"
  2. American - of or relating to or characteristic of the continents and islands of the Americas; "the American hemisphere"; "American flora and fauna"
Noun american has 3 senses
  1. American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
    --1 is a kind of
    inhabitant, dweller, denizen, indweller
    --1 is a member of
     United States, United States of America, America, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.
    --1 has particulars:
     African-American, Afro-American, Black American; Creole; Anglo-American; Alabaman, Alabamian; Alaskan; Arizonan, Arizonian; Arkansan, Arkansawyer; Bay Stater; Californian; Carolinian; Coloradan; Connecticuter; Delawarean, Delawarian; Floridian; Franco-American; German American; Georgian; Hawaiian; Idahoan; Illinoisan; Indianan, Hoosier; Iowan; Kansan; Kentuckian; Louisianan, Louisianian; Mainer, Down Easter; Bostonian; Michigander, Wolverine; Minnesotan; Mississippian; Missourian; Montanan; Nebraskan, Cornhusker; Nevadan; New Hampshirite; New Jerseyan, New Jerseyite; New Yorker; North Carolinian; North Dakotan; Ohioan, Buckeye; Oregonian; Pennsylvanian; Rhode Islander; South Carolinian; South Dakotan; Tennessean; Texan; Utahan; Vermonter; Virginian; Washingtonian; Washingtonian; West Virginian; Wisconsinite; Wyomingite; Puerto Rican; Yankee, Yank, Yankee-Doodle; New Englander, Yankee, Yank; Southerner; Spanish American, Hispanic American, Hispanic, Latino; Tory; Yankee, Yank, Northerner
    Derived form: verb Americanize1
  2. American English, American language, American - the English language as used in the United States
    --2 is a kind of English, English language
    --2 has particulars: Black English, Black English Vernacular, Ebonics
  3. American - a native or inhabitant of a North American or Central American or South American country
    --3 is a kind of
    inhabitant, dweller, denizen, indweller
    --3 is a member of North America; South America
    --3 has particulars:
     Creole; North American; South American; Mesoamerican; West Indian
american-based american-born american-flag american-indian language american-led american-made american-statesman american-style american american agave american alligator american aloe american angelica tree american antelope american arborvitae american arrowroot american aspen

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