HyperDic: continent

English > 4 senses of the word continent / Continent:
NOUNobjectcontinentone of the large landmasses of the earth
locationContinentthe European mainland
ADJECTIVEallcontinenthaving control over urination and defecation
allcontinent, celibateabstaining from sexual intercourse
continent / Continent > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntahnahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > continent: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving control over urination and defecation.
Oppositeincontinentnot having control over urination and defecation
Spanishcontinente
Nounscontinencevoluntary control over urinary / urinary and fecal discharge
Verbscontaincontain or hold
English > continent: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAbstaining from sexual intercourse.
Synonymcelibate
Broaderchastemorally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
Spanishcelibe, célibe
Catalancelibat
Nounscontinence, continencythe exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
English > continent: 4 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningOne of the large landmasses of the earth.
Examples
  • "there are seven continents"
  • "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
InstancesAfricaThe second largest continent
Antarctica, Antarctic continentAn extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle
AsiaThe largest continent with 60% of the earth's population
AustraliaThe smallest continent
EurasiaThe land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
EuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
GondwanalandA hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into India and Australia and Africa and South America and Antarctica
LaurasiaA hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into North America and Europe and Asia
North AmericaA continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
Pangaea, Pangea(plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland
South AmericaA continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
PartscratonThe part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent
subcontinentA large and distinctive landmass (as India or Greenland) that is a distinct part of some continent
Broaderlandmass, land massA large continuous extent of land
Spanishcontinente
Catalancontinent
Adjectivescontinentalbeing or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe
continentalof or relating to or characteristic of a continent
English > Continent: 4 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe European mainland.
Instance ofmainlandThe main land mass of a country or continent
Part ofEuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
AdjectivesContinentalof or pertaining to or typical of Europe

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