a.1.Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
2.Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or passions; temperate; moderate.
Have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower.
3.Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit sexual intercourse; chaste.
Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true,
As I am now unhappy.
4.Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent fever.
The northeast part of Asia is, if not continent with the west side of America, yet certainly it is the least disoined by sea of all that coast.
- Berrewood.
n.1.That which contains anything; a receptacle.
The smaller continent which we call a pipkin.
- Bp. Kennet.
2.(Phys. Geog.) 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.
The Continent
the main land of Europe, as distinguished from the islands, especially from England.
Noun1.continent - one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
2.Continent - the European mainland; "Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"
Adj.1.continent - having control over urination and defecation
incontinent - not having control over urination and defecation
2.continent - abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests"
Synonyms: celibate
Africa, America, Antipodes, Apostolic, Asia, Asia Major, Asia Minor, Australasia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Encratic, Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Lenten, Levant, Middle East, Near East, New World, Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, Platonic, Pythagorean, Rechabite, Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, West, Western Hemisphere, abstemious, abstentious, abstinent, ascetic, bridled, celibate, chaste, curbed, down under, eastland, fruitarian, inhibited, intact, landmass, maidenly, nephalistic, on the wagon, pure, restrained, sexually abstinent, sober, sworn off, teetotal, temperate, the old country, vegetarian, vestal, virgin, virginal
contextual definition
Contextually Communicating Sequential Processes
Contiguous angles
-- Continent --
Continent Ileostomy
Continental Army
continental breakfast
Continental Congress
continental divide
Continental drift
Continental drive
Continental glacier
continental plan
Continental pronunciation
continental quilt
continental shelf
continental slope
Continental system
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