[kon-tn-uh nt] /ˈkɒn tn ənt/
one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica).
a comparable landmass on another planet.
the mainland, as distinguished from islands or peninsulas.
the Continent, the mainland of Europe, as distinguished from the British Isles.
a continuous tract or extent, as of land.
Archaic. something that serves as a container or boundary.
exercising or characterized by restraint in relation to the desires or passions and especially to sexual desires; temperate.
able to control urinary and fecal discharge.
Obsolete. ; being a container; capacious.
Obsolete. restraining or restrictive.
Obsolete. continuous; forming an uninterrupted tract, as land.
one of the earth’s large land masses (Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and Antarctica)
that part of the earth’s crust that rises above the oceans and is composed of sialic rocks. Including the continental shelves, the continents occupy 30 per cent of the earth’s surface
able to control urination and defecation
exercising self-restraint, esp from sexual activity; chaste
the Continent, the mainland of Europe as distinguished from the British Isles
late 14c., “self-restraining,” from Old French continent and directly from Latin continentem (nominative continens) “holding together, continuous,” present participle of continere “hold together” (see contain). Meaning moved from “exercising self-restraint” to “chaste” 14c., and to bowel and bladder control 19c.
“large land mass,” 1550s, from continent land (mid-15c.), translating Latin terra continens “continuous land,” from continens, present participle of continere (see continent (adj.)).
One of the seven great landmasses of the Earth. The continents are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
[kon-tn-en-tl] /ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl/ adjective 1. of or of the nature of a . 2. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the mainland of Europe, to Europeans, or to European customs and attitudes. 3. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the 13 original American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolution. […]
noun, American History. 1. the Revolutionary War Army, authorized by the Continental Congress in 1775 and led by George Washington.
noun 1. a light breakfast consisting typically of coffee and rolls. Abbreviation: CB. noun 1. a light breakfast of coffee and rolls
noun 1. Celtic as spoken and written in ancient times on the mainland of Europe.
- Continental climate
noun 1. a climate characterized by hot summers, cold winters, and little rainfall, typical of the interior of a continent