American [{{t}}ə'merɪkən]
1 noun
Américain(e) m,f
2 adjective
3 compound-forming noun
(embassy, history) des États-Unis
►► American Association for Retired Persons = association américaine de retraités (constituant un groupe de pression);
American Automobile Association = société de dépannage pour les automobilistes, Touring Club m de France;
{{}}Law{{}} American Bar Association = association d'avocats américains qui sert de centre d'information et de formation continue à ses membres;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American bittern butor m d'Amérique;
{{}}Zoology{{}} American black bear baribal m, ours m noir;
{{}}Politics{{}} American Civil Liberties Union = ligue américaine des droits du citoyen;
{{}}History{{}} the American Civil War la guerre de Sécession;
{{}}Textiles{{}} American cloth toile f cirée;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American coot foulque f américaine;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American crow corneille f américaine;
{{}}Finance{{}} American depositary receipt certificat m américain de dépôt;
the American Dream le rêve américain;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} Ameri-can eagle aigle m d'Amérique;
American English (anglais m) américain m;
{{}}Finance{{}} American Express ® American Express ®;
to pay by Ameri-can Express payer par American Express ®;
American Express ® card carte f American Express ®;
{{}}British{{}} American football football m américain;
American football player joueur(euse) m,f de football américain;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American golden plover pluvier m doré américain;
American Indian Indien(enne) m,f d'Amérique, Amérindien(enne) m,f;
{{}}Sport{{}} American League = l'une des deux ligues professionnelles de base-ball aux États-Unis;
{{}}Music{{}} American organ harmonium m;
{{}}American{{}} American plan (in hotel) pension f complète;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American redstart fauvette f flamboyante;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American robin merle m migrateur;
Ameri-can Samoa Samoa fpl américaines;
the American Way le mode de vie américain;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American wigeon canard m siffleur d'Amérique;
{{}}Ornithology{{}} American woodcock bécasse f américaine

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