the ideal American life as fed by the media; 2.3 children, white picket fences surrounding a split-level house with a dog and a cat, and a station wagon or a minivan to take the kids to sports practice; impossible by its' nature
"The reason it's called the American Dream is you have to be asleep to believe it." -- George Carlin
by Shawn E. April 26, 2003
The American Dream is what ever you want it to be. It doesn't have to be materialistic in nature or all about consumerism. It can be what ever you want it to be want. For example the American dream might be to have their own home and a car, or to someone else the American Dream might be starting their own business. The American Dream could also be about just being happy in life and what you accomplished in life as a whole.
Steve: The American Dream to me is to able to own my own house and own a car.
Paul: I achieved the American dream by opening my own business in my hometown in which I sells lawn mowers.
Sarah: Looking back at my life as a whole I had a great family, I had an amazing job and loved what I did and was happy overall with what I did in life, so I have achieved the American Dream.
by OtakuAnthony January 03, 2011
The act of deliberately making oneself pass out or inducing a seizure. Done by obscuring the mouth and nose with one's hands, deliberately hyperventilating for 15 seconds, then getting a friend to hit you in the chest (and ideally catch you when you pass out or have a seizure.).
'X did the American Dream in class and had a seizure. His eyes were rolling up in his head.'
by necrophilicdemoness October 21, 2007
A dream which can be fulfilled by the average working class citizen of the United States by following a set of standards which are 1) owning your own home which can sufficiently provide for every occupant (debt-free), 2) owning a high class vehicle or a sufficient working vehicle (debt-free), 3) own upper class clothing, e.g. American Eagle shirts, or Coach purses, 4) living in a peaceful area, e.g. suburbs, or in an upper class district, 5) owning a business (sufficient pay and debt free) or working for a business with a high salary, 6) being in a position where you owe little or no debt or have debt that does not exceed 2.5% of your net worth (applies to those making $10 million USD or more), 7) to belong in the upper class society and frequent parties often or host many of your own, 8) to have a sufficient cash reserve for family members nearing retirement, e.g. a retirement savings fund exceeding the cost of life after retirement, 50 percent above the GDP per capita (preferably), 9) you have to actually do something to make it happen & 10) you have to do hard work diligently & do respectable work for your success to truly be celebrated.
"I am living the American Dream by having a house of my own in the suburbs, I have a Mercedes-Benz R Class, I have 3 million dollars in my retirement fund, owe no money to anyone, wear American Eagle clothing, work as a telecommunications manager, I frequent parties everyday, and run a family operation of exporting wheat to other countries."
by The S1F2N3 Network August 27, 2012
Less work, more pay.
Work only minimal hours doing pretty much nothing and at the same time recieve a 6 digit salary.
by Onedopeflip April 15, 2004
The American dream is where people strife for success, and want a better life and lifestyle than their parents had.
The American Dream can be made a reality, if one would wake up and strife for success.
by Siobhan September 29, 2003
The American Dream: work hard, save your money, move up to a doublewide.
by mandingoe June 15, 2004

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