American vs Colin - What's the difference?

american | colin |


As nouns the difference between american and colin

is that american is an american man while colin is hake, coalfish.

As an adjective american

is american.

american

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An indigenous inhabitant of the Americas; an American Indian. (Now chiefly with qualifying word.)
  • * 2007 , James Twitchell, Shopping for God, p 47
  • And in the efforts of American Muslims to achieve a more market-savvy Islam. Just look at Wicca
  • * 1711 , (Joseph Addison), The Spectator , 56.1:
  • The Americans believe that all creatures have souls.
  • * 2012 , (Jonathan Keates), ‘Mon Père, ce héros’, Literary Review , 402:
  • Within a few months the ‘slave Alexandre’ had been successfully transformed into what, across the Channel, was called a ‘blackamoor dandy’. Parisians preferred the more politely euphemistic term ‘American ’.
  • An inhabitant of the Americas. More often this is specified as either North American'', ''Central American'' or ''South American.
  • Every American' s origin is, historically speaking, by immigration, if scientific speculation that points to a human origin in Asia and a migration to the New World over frozen Bering Strait turns out to be correct.
  • Originally, a native or inhabitant of the British North American colonies of European descent; now, a person born in, or a citizen or inhabitant of, the United States of America.
  • * 2008 , Chris Moss, The Guardian , 9 Aug 2008:
  • They say Americans don't walk. Well, they do in the Navajo Nation - because even if northern Arizona has gigabytes of photogenic vistas, getting out of the car is the only way to get your boots covered in desert dust and soak up the silence.

    Synonyms

    *Western Hemispherian, New Worlder * Americunt

    Derived terms

    * Central American * North American * South American * Americanoid

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The English language as spoken in the USA; American English.
  • * 1942', We sat down in the central square and drank coffee and a man came up and spoke to us in '''American . — Rebecca West, ''Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 756)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the Americas. More often this is specified as either "North American" or "South American."
  • Of, from, or pertaining to the United States of America, .
  • Thanksgiving is an American tradition.
    He married an American''' woman in order to get an '''American passport.
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  • Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.

    Usage notes

    Sometimes (usually outside of the USA) used pejoratively (see also anti-Americanism).

    Synonyms

    * Western Hemispherian, New Worlder * (US American) United Statesian, USAian, Usanian, Usonian, US American, US-ian; (in Cockney rhyming slang: ) Septic, Usonan

    Hypernyms

    * (US American) North Atlanticist

    Derived terms

    (terms derived from American) * Americanese * Americanism * Americanize * Americanization * American aloe * American ash * American Black English * American chameleon * American crocodile * American dream * American dun-bar * American eagle * American elm * American English * American Falls * American Fork * American foxhound * American fries * American goldfinch * American gothic * American Legion * American option * American pit bull terrier * American plan * American Revised Version * American Revolution * American saddle horse * American share * American shorthair * American Spanish * American Staffordshire terrier * American Standard Version * American style option * American Thanksgiving * American War of Independence * American water spaniel * Latin-American Spanish * US Americans (American)

    See also

    * Yankee * Yank

    References

    * (North America) * (South America) * (United States of America)

    Anagrams

    * * * English eponyms

    colin

    English

    Alternative forms

    * Collin

    Proper noun

    (en-proper noun) ( plural Colins )
  • * : VI:x:16:
  • That iolly shepheard, which there piped, was / Poore Colin' Clout (who knowes not ' Colin Clout?)
  • * 1992 Howard B. Means, Colin Powell , Donald J. Fine (1992), ISBN 1556113358, page 49:
  • "My parents," Powell wrote, "were British subjects, and they named me Colin' (KAH-lin). Being British, they knew very well how the name was supposed to be pronounced. But when I was a young boy, there was a famous American World War II hero whose name became very popular in the streets of New York City. He was Capt. ' Colin P. Kelly Jr. He was called KOH-lin. My friends in the streets of the South Bronx, who heard Captain Kelly's name pronounced in the radio and by their parents and other adults, began to refer to me by the same pronunciation.
  • Usage notes

    * Popular given name in the U.K. in the mid-twentieth century.