relating to or characteristic of the United States or its inhabitants:the election of a new American president
relating to the continents of America:the American continent south of the tropic of Cancer
1a native or citizen of the United States.
a native or inhabitant of any of the countries of North, South, or Central America.
2 [mass noun] the English language as it is used in the United States; American English.
the American dream
the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved:the scapegoating of today’s immigrants makes a mockery of the American dream
American in other Oxford dictionaries
Definition of American in the US English dictionary