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 Dictionary entry overview: What does American Revolution mean? 

  The noun AMERICAN REVOLUTION has 1 sense:

1. the revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783

  Familiarity information: AMERICAN REVOLUTION used as a noun is very rare.

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The revolution of the American colonies against Great Britain; 1775-1783

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Nouns denoting acts or actions


American Revolution; American Revolutionary War; American War of Independence; War of American Independence

Instance hypernyms:

revolution (the overthrow of a government by those who are governed)

Meronyms (parts of "American Revolution"):

battle of Bunker Hill; Bunker Hill (the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces)

battle of Cowpens; Cowpens (battle in the American Revolution; Americans under Daniel Morgan defeated the British)

Fort Ticonderoga; Ticonderoga (a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775)

Concord; Lexington; Lexington and Concord (the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775))

Battle of Monmouth; Battle of Monmouth Court House; Monmouth Court House (a pitched battle in New Jersey during the American Revolution (1778) that ended with the withdrawal of British forces)

battle of Saratoga; Saratoga (a battle during the American Revolution (1777); the British under Burgoyne were defeated)

Yorktown (in 1781 during the American Revolution the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops)

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