Definition of South America

1. Noun. A continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama.

2. Noun. The nations of the South American continent collectively. "South America is an important market for goods from the United States"
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Member holonyms: American
Derivative terms: South American

Definition of South America

1. Proper noun. The continent that is the southern part of the Americas. It is east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, south of North America and north of Antarctica. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of South America

South-African yellowwood
South-Central Dravidian
South Aegean
South Africa
South African
South African Dutch
South African English
South African Sign Language
South African monetary unit
South African tick-bite fever
South African type porphyria
South Africans
South America (current term)
South American
South American Indian
South American bullfrog
South American country
South American nation
South American poison toad
South American sea lion
South American staghorn
South American trypanosomiasis
South Americans
South Asia
South Atlantic
South Australia
South Azerbaijan

Literary usage of South America

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Quar 225:92-110 Ja 46 Missions See Missions—South Africa South America Continent of republics. FE Clark. 11 World Outl 2:24-5 F 46 For all the children of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The main drainage system of the central plain in North America is to the south, by the Mississippi ; that in South America is to the east, by the Amazon; ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Oh these and other Central American lines the traveler will find some of the finest scenery attending railway travel anywhere in North and South America. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"South America, a continent the estimated area of which is, ... In reality, then, South America, from the point of view of inhabitants of the United States, ..."

5. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1863)
"But the Spaniards of South America were no less isolated by nature ; yet their position has not relieved them from the charge of standing armies. ..."

6. Journal of Researches Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries by Charles Darwin (1876)
"Within nearly this same periods (as proved by the shells at Bahia Blanca) South America possessed, as we have just seen, a mastodon, horse, hollow-horned ..."

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