Definitions of continent

  1. abstaining from sexual intercourse; " celibate priests"
  2. having control over urination and defecation
  3. the European mainland; " Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"
  4. one of the large landmasses of the earth; " there are seven continents"; " pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
  5. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
  6. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
  7. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.
  8. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.
  9. That which contains anything; a receptacle.
  10. 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.
  11. Temperate; exercising self- control.
  12. A large division of land; as, the continent of North America; mainland: Continent, the mainland of Europe.
  13. Continently.
  14. Temperate or abstinent as regards sexual indulgence.
  15. 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.
  17. Holding in or restraining the indulgence of pleasure, especially of sexual enjoyment: temperate: virtuous.
  18. One of the great divisions of the earth.
  19. Refraining from the indulgence of the appetites; chaste.
  20. Self - restrained; abstinent; chaste.
  21. One of the great bodies of land on the globe.
  22. Chaste; abstaining from the indulgence of sexual intercourse; moderate in the indulgence of lawful pleasure; temperate; continuous; not interrupted; containing.
  23. 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.
  24. Restrained; moderate; temperate; chaste.
  25. 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. You have not stated where on the Continent it is to be. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I found the Continent slow, so I went to America. – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  3. But the new continent was vast in extent. – The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
  4. Your dear mother saw the continent before she died, but the things I have wanted have always been denied me. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. 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
  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. But what if its relations to the population of the continent be remarkable? – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. Your mother and sister will be on the Continent probably for several years. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  12. It is unjust to all the rest of the continent – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. A continent had been discovered, the land of possible dreams. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  16. 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
  17. They must be sent after him to the Continent – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare
  18. 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
  19. 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