Definition of Continents. Meaning of Continents. Synonyms of Continents

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Definition of Continents

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 Continents from wikipedia

- water not usually included in the list of continents. Zealandia is one such area (see submerged continents below). This type of landm**** is only known...
- Amerika, Spanish and Portuguese: América) comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in...
- time the continents and great oceans had, again and again, changed places with each other." He quotes Charles Lyell as saying, "Continents, therefore...
- the remaining hotel and pub holdings were renamed Six Continents plc. In April 2001, Six Continents bought the UK-based Posthouse Hotels business from Comp****...
- 16th century divided the world into four continents: Africa, America, Asia and Europe. Each of the four continents was seen to represent its quadrant of...
- list of continents of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP), the market value of all final goods and services from a continent in a given...
- Rank Continent Po****tion 2018 ±% p.a. 2010–2016 % of world pop. — World 7,576,600,514 1.17% 100% 1 Asia 4,581,757,408 1.04% 59.69% 2 Africa 1,216,130...
- Rise is another sunken continent. Submerged continents have been sought and speculated about in regard to a possible "lost continent" underwater in the Atlantic...
- Hemisphere. Africa's average po****tion is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30...
- the continents of Earth are generally a matter of geographical convention. Several slightly different conventions are in use. The number of continents is...
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