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Continent meaning

continent - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
  2. 2. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
  3. 3. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.
  4. 4. That which contains anything; a receptacle.
  5. 5. One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main land; specifically ( Phys. Geog.), a large body of land differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by mountain chains; as, the continent of North America.
  6. 6. One of the great divisions of the earth.
  7. 7. Refraining from the indulgence of the appetites; chaste.

continent - examples of usage

  1. She would never speak to him of Rodney of her own accord, and her reserve left a whole continent of her soul in darkness. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. They go also to the sea- side, and now and then to the Continent. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. " He fell into very ill health some time ago, and was advised to go to the continent; and I gave him no peace until he went, and promised to take care of his two boys until he returned. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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