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 large landm****es. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven geographical regions are...
- 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/), Australinea...
- surface (6.8% of land area), making it the second smallest continent (using the seven-continent model). Politically, Europe is divided into about fifty sovereign...
- North America is a continent in the Northern Hemisphere and almost entirely within the Western Hemisphere. It can also be described as the northern subcontinent...
- considered separate continents, and taken together are called the Americas, or more rarely America. When conceived as a unitary continent, the form is generally...
- populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landm**** of Eurasia with the continent of Europe...
- 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...
- Antarctica (/ænˈtɑːrtɪkə/ or /ænˈtɑːrktɪkə/ (listen)) is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic...
- 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...