Associations to the word «Continent»


CONTINENT, noun. (obsolete) Land (as opposed to the water).
CONTINENT, noun. (obsolete in general sense) A large contiguous landmass considered independent of its islands, peninsulas etc. Specifically, the Old World continent of Europe–Asia–Africa. See the Continent.
CONTINENT, noun. Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth's surface, now generally regarded as seven in number, including their related islands, continental shelves etc.
CONTINENT, adjective. Exercising self-restraint; controlled, temperate with respect to one's bodily needs or passions, especially sex.
CONTINENT, adjective. Not interrupted; connected; continuous.
CONTINENT, adjective. (obsolete) Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
CONTINENT, proper noun. (obsolete) The Old World.
CONTINENT, proper noun. Mainland Europe, as seen from the British Isles.
CONTINENT, noun. An Encratite.

Dictionary definition

CONTINENT, noun. One of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot".
CONTINENT, noun. The European mainland; "Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there".
CONTINENT, adjective. Having control over urination and defecation.
CONTINENT, adjective. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests".

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