/əˈmɛrɪkə/ Show Spelled[uh-mer-i-kuh] Show IPA
1. United States.
2. North America.
3. South America.
4. Also called the Americas. North and South America, considered together.
a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with Alaska and Hawaii, 3,615,122 sq. mi. (9,363,166 sq. km). Capital: Washington, D.C. Abbreviation: U.S., US
Also called United States of America, America.
pro-U·nit·ed States, adjective