Definition of pan-American in US English:



  • Relating to, representing, or involving all the countries of North and South America.

    • ‘Someone said the same thing was happening in New York and Chicago in a pan-American doomsday.’
    • ‘The issue was a constant bone of contention throughout the period between the first and the sixth pan-American conferences.’
    • ‘This pan-American organization was created in 1990 to bring opposition forces together and to develop common policy initiatives.’
    • ‘The vision includes consolidating Mexico's position in a pan-American trading block, but important social improvements are envisaged as well.’
    • ‘An unprecedented pan-American alliance of campaigners has mobilized popular education and protest against the trade agreement, which they see as anti-democratic.’