Definition of “North America” - English Dictionary

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“North America” in British English

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North Americanoun

uk /ˌnɔːθ əˈmer.ɪ.kə/ us /ˌnɔːrθ əˈmer.ɪ.kə/

Examples from literature

  • Before Europeans came to North America, it was the territory of the Tawakoni Indians. 
  • For example, there are bears in the mountains of North America and the Himalayas. 
  • It’s a skunk from North America. 
  • Later, a large part of North America and the Caribbean became part of the British Empire. 
  • Leafcutter ants live in South America and some southern parts of North America. 
  • The mantis shrimp of North America must get close to its prey. 
  • The opossum, for example, is a marsupial that lives in North America. 
  • The triangle trade also changed the history of the British colonies in North America. 
  • This mountain is 6,194 meters high, the highest in North America. 
  • Turtles are often found in the traditional stories and songs of native people across North America, Asia, Africa, and South America. 

(Definition of “North America” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)