Definition of Continent. Meaning of Continent. Synonyms of Continent

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Definition of Continent

Continent
Encratite En"cra*tite, n. [L. Encratitae, pl., fr. Gr. ? self-disciplined; ? in + ? strength.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of a sect in the 2d century who abstained from marriage, wine, and animal food; -- called also Continent.
Continent
Continent Con"ti*nent, a. [L. continens, -entis, prop., p. pr. of continere to hold together, to repress: cf. F. continent. See Contain.] 1. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing. [Obs.] --Shak. 2. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate. Have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower. --Shak. 3. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste. My past life Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true, As I am now unhappy. --Shak. 4. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever. [Obs.] The northeast part of Asia is, if not continent with the west side of America, yet certainly it is the least disoined by sea of all that coast. --Berrewood.
Continent
Continent Con"ti*nent, n. [L. continens, prop., a holding together: cf. F. continent. See Continent, a.] 1. That which contains anything; a receptacle. [Obs.] The smaller continent which we call a pipkin. --Bp. Kennet. 2. 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. Note: The continents are now usually regarded as six in number: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. But other large bodies of land are also reffered to as continents; as, the Antarctic continent; the continent of Greenland. Europe, Asia, and Africa are often grouped together as the Eastern Continent, and North and South America as the Western Continent. The Continent, the main land of Europe, as distinguished from the islands, especially from England.

Meaning of Continent from wikipedia

- A continent is one of several very large landm****es of the world. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions...
- Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north...
- Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories). At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles)...
- populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landm**** of Eurasia with the continent of Europe...
- or /ænˈtɑːrtɪkə/, US: /æntˈɑːrktɪkə/ (listen)) is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic...
- French: Amérique, Spanish/Portuguese: América) comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in...
- North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be...
- 170°E / -40; 170 Zealandia ( /ziːˈlændiə/), also known as the New Zealand continent or Tasmantis is an almost entirely submerged m**** of continental crust...
- the continuous continent of Europe excluding its surrounding islands. It can also be referred to ambiguously as the European continentwhich can conversely...
- A continent is a large landm****. The Continent is used by those on the periphery of Europe to refer the mainland. Continent or the continent may also refer...
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