Origin of continent
Related formsun·con·ti·nent, adjectiveun·con·ti·nent·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for continents
When the artist themselves is often continents away, those artistic decisions are made by the artisan.
With an unprecedented epidemic spreading across countries and continents, including our own, it should give us reason, too.
In the seven months since the epidemic began, Ebola has spread across borders, countries, and now continents.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mars has no tectonic plates—no continents, in other words—and no ginormous moon.
I ended up an investment banker at J.P. Morgan & Co, eventually serving as a managing director on three continents.A Catholic Ex-Banker on Pope Francis’s Radical Views|Chris Lowney|December 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Coasts and islands have a tendency to a cool spring and warm autumn; continents, to similar temperatures in both spring and fall.
Some of the most characteristic features of the scenery of two continents seem to be epitomised in the district all around.Capitals of the Northlands|Ian C. Hannah
Little did I think when I acted under the Klieg lights that the fate of two continents would some day depend on this gift of mine.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
As a rule, insular countries are richer in cloud scenery than continents.Beauties and Antiquities of Ireland|T. O. Russell
So remarkable a contrast is doubtless explicable by the different geological histories of the two continents.South America Observations and Impressions|James Bryce
British Dictionary definitions for continents (1 of 3)
- mainland as opposed to islands
- a continuous extent of land