Origin of continent
Related formsun·con·ti·nent, adjectiveun·con·ti·nent·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for continent
Opponents of Muslims and immigrants across the continent are claiming vindication in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.
World War II is still a long way off, but the seeds of conflict are already being sown on the continent.
It can be hard to wrap your head around the problems facing the continent because they might seem ancient to us.
But this is often seen as little more than a way of trying to defame Edward III on the continent.The Sex Life of King Richard III's Randy Great Great Great Grandfather|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last time a Pope addressed the parliament in Strasbourg was in 1988 when an Iron Curtain still divided the continent.
But we had again to assist the Continent to strike the fetters off.
Probably not one of those tribesmen has ever set foot on the American continent, let alone in Chicago.The Cruise of the O Moo|Roy J. Snell
Bertie, I think your girl is worth the rest of this continent.The Relentless City|Edward Frederic Benson
He inherited a considerable fortune from his father, and as a young man travelled much on the Continent.English Heraldic Book-stamps|Cyril Davenport
The greater part of these have been planted since the arrival of the Europeans on the American continent.In Search of the Castaways|Jules Verne
British Dictionary definitions for continent (1 of 3)
- mainland as opposed to islands
- a continuous extent of land