continent definition

  • noun:
    • one of several principal land masses of earth, generally considered to be including Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australian Continent, Europe, the united states, and South America.
    • The mainland of European countries. Combined with the.
    • Land (as opposed to the water).
    • a big contiguous landmass considered separate of its countries, peninsulas etc. Specifically, the Old-world continent of Europe–Asia–Africa. Begin to see the Continent.
    • all the primary constant land-masses in the planet's area, now generally speaking seen as seven in number, including their relevant countries, continental shelfs etc.
    • what includes any such thing; a receptacle.
    • the grand divisions of land from the world; the main land; specifically (Phys. Geog.), a sizable human anatomy of land varying from an island, not only in its dimensions, however in its construction, which is that of a large basin bordered by hill chains.
    • whatever contains or includes; a container or owner.
    • whatever is contained or comprised; contents; the total amount held or that can be held, as by a vessel.
    • In real geography, one of the largest landmasses of this globe.
    • [capitalized] In a unique sense, in English literary works, the mainland of European countries, as distinguished from Brit countries: because, to travel on Continent.
    • Land in a general sense, as distinguished from water; terra firma.
    • [capitalized] identical to Encratite.
    • the European mainland
    • among the large landmasses of the earth
  • adjective:
    • Exercising continence.
    • working out self-restraint; managed, temperate regarding your physical needs or interests.
    • portion to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
    • Exercising discipline regarding the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
    • Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the intimate desire for food; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual activity; chaste.
    • perhaps not interrupted; connected; continuous.
    • having control of urination and defecation
    • abstaining from intercourse
  • others:
    • Restrained; reasonable; temperate.
    • Moderate or abstinent in indulgence of this intimate passion; keeping continence; chaste.
    • Restraining; opposing.
    • Containing; being the container: with of.
    • Continuous; connected; maybe not interrupted.

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