- a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. About 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for asia
Asia Bibi, as she is known, was arrested and sentenced to death.In Defense of Blasphemy
January 9, 2015
The accident rate in Asia has marred what was in 2014 a banner year for aviation safety.
Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.
Malaysian-based entrepreneur Tony Fernandes has turned AirAsia into the most successful low cost airline in southeast Asia.
Launched just 13 years ago, it quickly became a serious rival to MAS and a rising juggernaut in Asia.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370
December 29, 2014
All the systems of writing of the ancient people of Asia had one thing in common.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Masses of Asia have awakened to strike off shackles of the past.
He and his friends were approaching Macri, on the coast of Asia Minor.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
He heartily wished Judy had been in Asia before she had spoken of it, and her tongue with her.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Europe may enslave Asia, because it is flattering: but Europe must not free Asia, because that is responsible.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
- the largest of the continents, bordering on the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean and Red Seas in the west. It includes the large peninsulas of Asia Minor, India, Arabia, and Indochina and the island groups of Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Ceylon (Sri Lanka); contains the mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Pamirs, Tian Shan, Urals, and Caucasus, the great plateaus of India, Iran, and Tibet, vast plains and deserts, and the valleys of many large rivers including the Mekong, Irrawaddy, Indus, Ganges, Tigris, and Euphrates. Pop: 3 917 508 000 (2005 est). Area: 44 391 162 sq km (17 139 445 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for asia
c.1300, from Latin Asia, from Greek Asia, speculated to be from Akkadian asu "to go out, to rise," in reference to the sun, thus "the land of the sunrise."