Definition of North america
1. Noun. A continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama.
Group relationships: Northern Hemisphere, New World, Occident, Western Hemisphere, Occident, West, America
Terms within: North American Country, North American Nation, Mesoamerica, Central America, Canada, America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa, Coast Mountains, Coast Range, Great Plains, Great Plains Of North America, Rockies, Rocky Mountains
Generic synonyms: Continent
Member holonyms: North American
2. Noun. The nations of the North American continent collectively.
Definition of North america
1. Proper noun. The continent that is the northern part of the Americas; that part east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, north of South America and south of the Arctic Ocean. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of North America
Literary usage of North america
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1838)
"north america divided into two vast regions, one inclining towards the Pole, ... north america presents'in its external form certain general features which ..."
2. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"... August1 was the day fixed upon for the sailing of the brig Pilgrim, on her voyage from Boston, round Cape Horn, to the Western coast of north america. ..."
3. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1884)
"PHYSIOGRAPHY OF north america. BY NATHANIEL S. SHALER, Professor of ... JL PHYSIOGRAPHY OF north america. THE continents of the earth have two distinct ..."
4. A History of Indiana from Its Earliest Exploration by Europeans to the Close by John Brown Dillon (1859)
"CHAPTER I. BOUNDARIES OF INDIANA — EUROPEAN COLONIES ESTABLISHED IN north america. THE State of Indiana is bounded on the east by the meridian line which ..."
5. History of Massachusetts, for Two Hundred Years: From the Year 1620 to 1820 by Alden Bradford (1835)
"CHAPTER I. Discovery of north america—Causes of Emigrating to America—Character and Adventures of the Plymouth Pilgrims—Claim to America by Kings of ..."
6. Historical View of the Progress of Discovery on the More Northern Coasts of by Patrick Fraser Tytler, James Wilson (1832)
"CHAPTER I. Discovery of north america—Early Voyages of the Portuguese, French, ... First Discovery of north america by John Cabot—Voyages of Sebastian ..."
7. Basis of American History, 1500-1900 by Livingston Farrand (1904)
"BASIS OF AMERICAN HISTORY CHAPTER I GENERAL PHYSIOGRAPHY OF north america (1500-1900) HAT the economic conditions of any people will be largely determined ..."