Europe

[ yoo r-uh p, yur- for 1; yoo-roh-pee, yuh- for 2 ]
/ ˈyʊər əp, ˈyɜr- for 1; yʊˈroʊ pi, yə- for 2 /

noun

a continent in the W part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains on the E and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black and Caspian seas on the SE. In British usage, Europe sometimes contrasts with England. About 4,017,000 sq. mi. (10,404,000 sq. km).
Classical Mythology. Europa(def 1).

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OTHER WORDS FROM Europe

an·ti-Eu·rope, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for europe

Europe
/ (ˈjʊərəp) /

noun

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 Isleswe're going to Europe for our holiday
British the European Unionwhen did Britain go into Europe?
a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
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Cultural definitions for europe

Europe

Continent that is actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia.

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