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Definition of Continent

Continent

  1. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
  2. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
  3. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.
  4. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.
  5. That which contains anything; a receptacle.
  6. 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.

Continent Quotations

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. - Gilbert Parker
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Gilbert Parker

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Winston Churchill

After the Berlin Wall came down I visited that city and I will never forget it. The abandoned checkpoints. The sense of excitement about the future. The knowledge that a great continent was coming together. Healing those wounds of our history is the central story of the European Union.
David Cameron

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent. - John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
John Donne

Australia is the only island continent on the planet, which means that changes caused by planet-warming pollution - warmer seas, which can drive stronger storms, and more acidic oceans, which wreak havoc on the food chain - are even more deadly here.
Jeff Goodell
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Continent Translations

continent in Afrikaans is vasteland
continent in Danish is verdensdel, fastland
continent in Dutch is vasteland, werelddeel, continent
continent in Finnish is maanosa
continent in French is continent, partie du monde
continent in German is Festland, Kontinent
continent in Italian is continente, parte della terra
continent in Norwegian is verdensdel, kontinent
continent in Spanish is continente
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