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Definition of Continent
ContinentEncratite 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. ContinentContinent Con"ti*nent, a. [L. continens, -entis, prop., p. pr.
of continere to hold together, to repress: cf. F. continent.
1. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
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
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. ContinentContinent 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.
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
The Continent, the main land of Europe, as distinguished
from the islands, especially from England.
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