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

- fewer continents may merge some of these, for example some systems include Eurasia or America as single continents. Geologically, the continents correspond...
- Oceania, it is the smallest of the seven traditional continents in the English conception. The continent includes a continental shelf overlain by shallow...
- 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...
- Amérique, Portuguese and Spanish: América) comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in...
- This is a list of all major continents/subregions' po****tion. Notes: ^ The United Nations geoscheme includes Afghanistan and Iran in Southern Asia. #...
- 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****...
- 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...
- Mauritia, and Zealandia. Submerged continents have been sought and speculated about in regard to a possible "lost continent" underwater in the Atlantic Ocean...
- the continents of Earth are generally a matter of geographical convention. Several slightly different conventions are in use. The number of continents is...
- been rendered obsolete by modern theories of plate tectonics. Sunken continents such as Zealandia in the Pacific, Mauritia and the Kerguelen Plateau in...
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