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Definitions of continent

  1. one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A large division of land; as, the continent of North America; mainland: Continent, the mainland of Europe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A large extent of land not broken up by seas: the mainland of Europe: one of the great divisions of the land surface of the globe. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. One of the great divisions of the earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. One of the great bodies of land on the globe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A great extent of land, not disjoined or interrupted by a sea; a connected tract of land of great extent; the mainland of Europe; that which contains anything. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A large extent of land containing many countries; the mainland; the countries of the mainland of Europe, especially as distinguished from the British Islands. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. Continently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. That which contains anything; a receptacle. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main land; specifically (Phys. Geog.), a large body of land differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by mountain chains; as, the continent of North America. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Temperate; exercising self-control. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. CONTINENTAL. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Holding in or restraining the indulgence of pleasure, especially of sexual enjoyment: temperate: virtuous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Refraining from the indulgence of the appetites; chaste. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Self - restrained; abstinent; chaste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Chaste; abstaining from the indulgence of sexual intercourse; moderate in the indulgence of lawful pleasure; temperate; continuous; not interrupted; containing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Restrained; moderate; temperate; chaste. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for continent

  1. Think of a person crossing a vast continent in a day, for the cars in this Tube Line run with frightful speed across the long stretches of level. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  2. And these thirteen states have spread across a continent to which have been gathered the peoples of the earth. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
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