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

- Variations with fewer continents may merge some of these, for example some systems include Afro-Eurasia, America or Eurasia as single continents. Oceanic islands...
- considered separate continents, and taken together are called the Americas, or more rarely America. When conceived as a unitary continent, the form is generally...
- Forgotten continent may refer to: Atlantis, mythical ancient submerged continent. Kumari Kandam Lemuria, hypothetical continent in the Indian Ocean. Meropis...
- of Oceania, Australia is the smallest of the seven traditional continents. The continent includes a continental shelf overlain by shallow seas which divide...
- Lost Continents by L. Sprague de Camp, he describes many modern writers who have speculated about ancient civilizations that existed on continents now...
- human po****tion. Africa's po****tion is the youngest amongst all the continents; the median age in 2012 was 19.7, when the worldwide median age was 30...
- States. MVNC, the organizer, also hosts a Mrs. Viet Nam Continents, and a Mr. Viet Nam Continents pageant. Prior to the final telecast the delegates compete...
- This is a list of continents and continental subregions by po****tion. The United Nations geoscheme includes Afghanistan and Iran in Southern Asia. The...
- continent. Other notable submerged landm****es include Beringia, Doggerland, the Kerguelen Plateau, Mauritia, Sahul, and Sunda. Submerged continents have...
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