South America
geographical name continent of the western hemisphere lying between the Atlantic & Pacific oceans SE of North America & chiefly S of the equator area 6,880,706 square miles (17,821,029 square kilometers) • South American adjective or noun

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  • South America — South American. a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 271,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km). * * * Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world s fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the… …   Universalium

  • South America — is a continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean and on the north and… …   Wikipedia

  • South America — South A|mer|i|ca the fourth largest ↑continent in the world, between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, which goes from the southern coast of the Caribbean Sea (in the north) to Tierra del Fuego (in the south). It includes the Andes Mountains, the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • South America — S continent in the Western Hemisphere: c. 6,900,000 sq mi (17,871,000 sq km); pop. c. 318,000,000 South American adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • South America — noun 1. a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama (Freq. 3) • Derivationally related forms: ↑South American • Members of this Region: ↑Latin America • Instance Hypernyms: ↑continent …   Useful english dictionary

  • South America —    Most of South America had become dominantly Roman Catholic by the time Protestants began to develop their missionary programs. The exceptions were Guyana and Surinam, which were under British and Dutch control, respectively.    As with most of …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • South America —    Many of the most significant developments in the study of shamanism in recent decades have come from those interested in Amazonia. Similarly, the influence of South American shamanism on neo shamanism and Cyberian shamanism is considerable.… …   Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • South America — South′ Amer′ica n. geg a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 331,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km) South′ Amer′ican, n. adj …   From formal English to slang

  • South America — noun The continent that is the southern part of the Americas. It is east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, south of North America and north of Antarctica …   Wiktionary

  • South America — /saʊθ əˈmɛrɪkə/ (say sowth uh merikuh) noun a continent in the southern part of the western hemisphere, joined to Central America by the Panama Isthmus and bounded by the Caribbean to the north, the Pacific to the west, and the Atlantic to the… …   Australian English dictionary

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