Definition of North American in English:

North American

Syllabification: North A·mer·i·can

adjective

  • Of or relating to North America.
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    • Elsewhere, the sounds were of the generic North American city.
    • The team also won the North American Women's Collegiate Championships held in Montana in March.
    • But he will fulfil a visit to Toronto on Saturday which had been planned to end a brief North American tour.

noun

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  • A native or inhabitant of North America, especially a citizen of the US or Canada.
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    • With the United States leading the field it was fellow North Americans, Canada that laid down the biggest challenge and the two crews passed through half-way neck and neck.
    • Local people depended on turtles much the way native North Americans depended on the buffalo.
    • The first canoes are thought to have been used by Carib Indians and native North Americans and were made by hollowing out large logs.

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