American War of Independence

Definition of American War of Independence

chiefly British
:the war of 1775-83 in which 13 British colonies in North America broke free from British rule and became the United States of America

Word by Word Definitions

American play
  1. : an American Indian of North America or South America

  2. : a native or inhabitant of North America or South America

  3. : a native or inhabitant of the U.S. : a U.S. citizen

  1. : of or relating to America

  2. : of or relating to the U.S. or its possessions or original territory

war play
  1. : a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations

  2. : a period of such armed conflict

  3. : state of war

  1. : to be in active or vigorous conflict

  2. : to engage in warfare

  1. : worse

  1. : worst, overcome

independence play
  1. : the quality or state of being independent

  2. : competence


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