American Dream


American Dream
noun
the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑ambition, ↑aspiration, ↑dream

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noun
the American dream (or the American Dream)
: a happy way of living that is thought of by many Americans as something that can be achieved by anyone in the U.S. especially by working hard and becoming successful

With good jobs, a nice house, two children, and plenty of money, they believed they were living the American dream.

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the Aˌmerican ˈdream 7 [American dream] noun singular
the values and social standards that people traditionally try to achieve in the US, such as ↑democracy, equal rights and wealth

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • American Dream — 1. the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American. 2. a life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals in the U.S. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium


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