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Definition of 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.
More "Continent" Quotations

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