Definitions of continent

  1. abstaining from sexual intercourse; " celibate priests"
  2. having control over urination and defecation
  3. one of the large landmasses of the earth; " there are seven continents"; " pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
  4. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
  5. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
  6. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.
  7. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.
  8. That which contains anything; a receptacle.
  9. 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.
  10. Temperate; exercising self- control.
  11. A large division of land; as, the continent of North America; mainland: Continent, the mainland of Europe.
  12. Continently.
  13. A large extent of land not broken up by seas: the mainland of Europe: one of the great divisions of the land surface of the globe.
  15. Holding in or restraining the indulgence of pleasure, especially of sexual enjoyment: temperate: virtuous.
  16. One of the great divisions of the earth.
  17. Refraining from the indulgence of the appetites; chaste.
  18. Self - restrained; abstinent; chaste.
  19. One of the great bodies of land on the globe.
  20. Chaste; abstaining from the indulgence of sexual intercourse; moderate in the indulgence of lawful pleasure; temperate; continuous; not interrupted; containing.
  21. A great extent of land, not disjoined or interrupted by a sea; a connected tract of land of great extent; the mainland of Europe; that which contains anything.
  22. Restrained; moderate; temperate; chaste.
  23. A large extent of land containing many countries; the mainland; the countries of the mainland of Europe, especially as distinguished from the British Islands.

Usage examples for continent

  1. Think of a person crossing a vast continent in a day, for the cars in this Tube Line run with frightful speed across the long stretches of level. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  2. And these thirteen states have spread across a continent to which have been gathered the peoples of the earth. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various
  3. But the new continent was vast in extent. – The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
  4. You have not stated where on the Continent it is to be. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  5. They must be sent after him to the Continent. – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare
  6. We must ever maintain the principle that the people of this continent alone have the right to decide their own destiny. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. It is unjust to all the rest of the continent. – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  8. A continent had been discovered, the land of possible dreams. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  9. As for the Commander- In- Chief, he does not understand you Americans, and will not use you as he ought; then he does not understand the nature of the warfare of this continent, and will be very likely to make a blunder. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. I think, we are sure of success, and great success; but how we shall be able to strike a balance, as they call it, between good success there, and ill success upon the continent, so as to come at a peace; is more than I can discover. – Letters to His Son, 1759-1765 by The Earl of Chesterfield
  11. Now, I have the fancy- perhaps from living on the Continent a good deal in early life, where I formed the habit- of saying good- morning to the maid or the butler when I come down. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  12. To every question, about rare or old books, I was told that I should have been on the Continent when the allies first got possession of Paris. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  13. So, don't you think, dear Percy, you had better take your friend on the Continent for some weeks? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  14. I'm not fit to come hunting organ men all over the continent, continued the old gentleman; but Tom insisted, you see. – Lady Maude's Mania by George Manville Fenn
  15. I found the Continent slow, so I went to America. – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  16. How slow it was, when it took a letter more than two years to go one way from edge to edge of the American continent! – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough