The widespread aspiration of Americans to live better lives than their parents did.
All of the facist things done in this nation are done to achieve such a thing. Operation Iraqi freedom, the Patriot Act etc...
by Anonymous October 28, 2003
The ideals forced upon americans by their government to keep them passive
Americans think they have freedom, but all they really have is the ability to bend over and take it from their government. Up the ass. Yeah.
by Jwstyn March 30, 2004
Annoying hyper-patriotic crap that America tries to force-feed the rest of the world on a regular basis. Maybe if they didn't commit mass genocide on the Natives, break several of their own promises and live on stolen land it would actually have some sort of honour to it <3
Judge: (to President Bush) You have killed thousands of Iraqi militants and civilians alike, stole their land and oil resources, and to top it all off you blamed it all on a false claim.
Bush: But it's the American Way! (long, dull, over-emotional and hypocritical speech about the American Dream)
Person: People and fish living together... yeah yeah whatever! He's killed far more people than Saddam ever did now sentence him!
Judge: But he was only trying to achieve the American Dream...
Person: Yeah, you're right! Let's raise the flag and honour ourselves for the fact that we totally intervened and devastated Iraq! Saddam WAS evil (and made life bad) and although we have now made Iraq MUCH worse it doesn't matter because it's the American way! *raises flag*
(Definition for American Dream, the)
by LooseLipz June 17, 2006
A fairytale designed to make people conform, spend money they don't have on stuff they don't need , work for less pay, and think someday they can have everything they want.

Bait and switch
I thought my degree could help me get a job and i could live the American Dream. Now, no one will hire me and i owe $100,000.00 in student loans.
Fuck you! American Dream.
by Fffffcough February 4, 2014
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 27, 2003
A) to sue someone for something incredibly stupid and live off the money.
B) to otherwise make a lot of money for not a lot of effort, and spend the rest of your life being rich and getting plastic surgery.
Johnny was biking in the park and he ran into a tree. He sued the council and got 10 mil. He's living the American Dream.
by newzealandboi February 13, 2004