What does USA mean?

United States of America

USA is short for United States of America, a country seated in North America and recognized as one of the world’s leading powers. It’s a nation that came into existence back in 1776 and is made up of 50 individual states.

Most people, whether they’re from inside or outside of the country, will know what you mean when you say USA. It’s a quick and easy way to refer to the United States. You might also hear it shortened to just U.S. sometimes.

Example for using ‘USA’ in a conversation

Hey, have you ever been to the USA?

Yes, I visited last year. It was amazing!

Nice! Which cities did you go to?

I went to New York City and Los Angeles.

Wow, those are popular cities in the USA!