noun, American History.
either of two legislative congresses during and after the Revolutionary War. The first was in session from September 5 to October 26, 1774, to petition the British government for a redress of grievances. The second existed from May 10, 1775, to 1789, and issued the Declaration of Independence and established the Articles of Confederation.
the assembly of delegates from the North American rebel colonies held during and after the War of American Independence. It issued the Declaration of Independence (1776) and framed the Articles of Confederation (1777)
An assembly of delegates from the thirteen colonies (soon to become the thirteen states). It governed during the Revolutionary War and under the Articles of Confederation. The Continental Congress first met in 1774, before the revolution. When it reconvened in 1775, it organized for war against Britain and eventually passed the Declaration of Independence.
noun 1. a style of cooking that includes the better-known dishes of various western European countries.
noun 1. a divide separating river systems that flow to opposite sides of a continent. 2. (initial capital letters) (in North America) the line of summits of the Rocky Mountains, separating streams flowing toward the Gulf of California and the Pacific from those flowing toward the Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay, and the Arctic Ocean. […]
noun 1. Geology. the lateral movement of continents resulting from the motion of crustal plates. noun 1. (geology) the theory that the earth’s continents move gradually over the surface of the planet on a substratum of magma. The present-day configuration of the continents is thought to be the result of the fragmentation of a single […]
[kon-tn-en-tl-iz-uh m] /ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. an attitude, expression, etc., characteristic of a continent, especially of Europe. 2. an attitude or policy of favoritism or partiality to a continent: American continentalism. 3. the belief or doctrine that the U.S. and Canada should merge into a North American nation, especially for mutual economic benefit.
[kon-tn-uh n-tal-i-tee] /ˌkɒn tn ənˈtæl ɪ ti/ noun 1. the degree to which the climate of a region typifies that of the interior of a large landmass. n. 1897, a term in meteorology, from German kontinentalität (1895), from Latin continentem (see continent (adj.)).