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 any of several large landm****es. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven geographical regions are...
- considered separate continents, and taken together are called the Americas, or more rarely America. When conceived as a unitary continent, the form is generally...
- Africa is the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles)...
- Coordinates: 26°S 141°E / 26°S 141°E / -26; 141 The continent of Australia, sometimes known in technical contexts by the names Sahul (/səˈhuːl/), Australia-New...
- Europe is a landm****, which is either considered a continent in its own right or a subcontinent of Eurasia, located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere...
- North America is a continent in the Northern Hemisphere and almost entirely within the Western Hemisphere. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean...
- Look up Dark Continent in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Dark Continent may refer to: A phrase to describe Africa, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa A...
- Douluo Continent (Chinese: 斗罗大陆; pinyin: Dòu Luō Dà Lù) is a 2021 Chinese television series based on a fantasy novel of the same name by Tang Jia San...
- (listen), also UK: /ˈeɪʃə/) is a landm****, which is either considered a continent in its own right or a subcontinent of Eurasia.[citation needed] It shares...
- South America is a continent entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern...