• The Americas, or America, also known as the Western Hemisphere, and the New World, are the combined continental landmasses of North America and South America. Along with their associated islands, they cover 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.
  • Humans first settled the Americas from Asia between 42,000 and 17,000 years ago. A second migration of Na-Dene speakers followed later from Asia.
  • More than 900 million people live in the Americas, the most populous countries being the United States, Brazil, and Mexico, the most populous cities being São Paulo, Mexico City and New York City.

    Definition of Americas in English Dictionary

  • Proper noun
    1. North America and South America taken together (usually the Americas).
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • We are going to send our son away to live with his uncle in America for a year.
        • [ … ] it's only in America that a lovely feeling such as hope can be commodified so expertly, so cynically.
        • Behind this lay the recognition that Italy could only afford 'an exiguous number' of the supercolossi that Japan and America were proposing to build[.]
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The victory more or less justified the American strategy to find places where the men’s soccer teams will not feel like foreigners, outnumbered and outyelled by fanaticos from Latin America.
        • The Ordovician hardgrounds and their bioerosional trace fossils are best known in North America.
        • His doctoral dissertation on the Cold War presents a controversial sociohistory of 1950s America.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Proper nouns

      Other Vocabulary

      Look-Alike Words
      1. en American
      2. en America
      3. en Americans
      4. en Merinas
      5. en meticas
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      Meaning of Americas for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "Americas" is a noun, more specifically, a proper noun.
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