a continent in the western part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains on the east and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black and Caspian Seas on the southeast. In British usage, Europe sometimes contrasts with England. About 4,017,000 square miles (10,404,000 square kilometers).
Classical Mythology. Europa (def. 1).
- an·ti-Eu·rope, adjective
- pro-Eu·rope, adjective
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How to use Europe in a sentence
Yes, we do typically do better than Europe (and Canada, too, which is frequently awful on this score).
He sees himself as the first Muslim president of all Europe.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Newspapers around Europe have also done so in solidarity with the slain.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too | John Avlon | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
An additonal 30,000 made it to Europe by other routes including commercial flights and dangerous overland passages.
This was later repurposed in Europe as an explanation for racial superiority, and the term “Aryan” came to define a white race.
And I have not had the first morsel of food prepared from this grain offered me since I reached the shores of Europe.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
In Cuba its culture commenced in 1580, and from this and the other islands large quantities were shipped to Europe.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The America that they annexed to Europe was merely a new domain added to a world already old.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Father made me promise, just before he died, that if ever I visited Europe I would look her up.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for Europe
the second smallest continent, forming the W extension of Eurasia: the border with Asia runs from the Urals to the Caspian and the Black Sea. The coastline is generally extremely indented and there are several peninsulas (notably Scandinavia, Italy, and Iberia) and offshore islands (including the British Isles and Iceland). It contains a series of great mountain systems in the south (Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, Carpathians, Caucasus), a large central plain, and a N region of lakes and mountains in Scandinavia. Pop: 724 722 000 (2005 est). Area: about 10 400 000 sq km (4 000 000 sq miles)
British the continent of Europe except for the British Isles: we're going to Europe for our holiday
British the European Union: when did Britain go into Europe?
a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
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