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Definition of Continental

Continental

  1. Of or pertaining to a continent.
  2. Of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England; as, a continental tour; a continental coalition.
  3. Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money.
  4. A soldier in the Continental army, or a piece of the Continental currency. See Continental, a., 3.

Continental Quotations

The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc.
C. Wright Mills

If the people should elect, they will never fail to prefer some man of distinguished character, or services; some man, if he might so speak of continental reputation.
Gouverneur Morris

The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It's been the size of the continental United States for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.
Al Gore

Local government in England is simply too big. Our lowest tier serves an average population of 118,500, while in the U.S. and across continental Europe the figures are more like several thousand.
Geoff Mulgan

This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English. But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America.
William Labov
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Continental Translations

continental in Spanish is continental
continental in Swedish is kontinental
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