North America
geographical name continent of the western hemisphere NW of South America bounded by Atlantic, Arctic, & Pacific oceans area 9,361,791 square miles (24,247,039 square kilometers) • North American adjective or noun

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  • North America — North American redirects here. For other uses, see North American (disambiguation). North America Area …   Wikipedia

  • North America — North American. the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m); lowest, Death Valley, 276 ft. (84 m) below sea level. 400,000,000 including… …   Universalium

  • North America — N continent in the Western Hemisphere: c. 9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km); pop. c. 449,000,000 North American adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • North America — noun 1. a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama (Freq. 4) • Members of this Region: ↑Plantation, ↑continental divide, ↑Latin America, ↑canyon, ↑canon, ↑plainsman …   Useful english dictionary

  • North America —    Shamanism has been identified among a wide range of indigenous nations in North America, from the Yaqui living around the Mexican border to the Inuit of the Arctic. Objections have been raised to the use of the word shaman with reference to… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • North America — North A|mer|i|ca the third largest ↑continent in the world, consisting of Canada and the United States of America, as well as Mexico, Central America, Greenland, and other smaller islands >North American n adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • North America — North′ Amer′ica n. geg the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,320 ft. (6194 m); lowest, Death Valley, 276 ft. (84 m) below sea level. 402,000,000; ab.… …   From formal English to slang

  • North America — 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 …   Wiktionary

  • North America — /nɔθ əˈmɛrɪkə/ (say nawth uh merikuh) noun the northernmost continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt McKinley, Alaska, 6187 m; lowest, Death Valley, eastern California, 84 m below… …   Australian English dictionary

  • North America — N continent of the Western Hemisphere; 9,410,000 sq. mi. (including adjacent islands) …   Webster's Gazetteer

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