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continent

con·ti·nent

continent

 
 
pronunciation:
kan tih nnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one of the earth's major land masses, such as North America, Australia, or Antarctica.
Asia is the largest continent on earth.
 
definition 2: (cap.) the mainland of Europe (usu. prec. by the).
First we'll stay in England for a week, then we'll travel around the Continent.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: being self-restrained, esp. in sexual activity.
To be continent was demanded by society, and any loss of self-restraint was punished severely.
antonyms:
incontinent, licentious, wanton
derivation: continently (adv.)
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broader category including continent
names of the seven continents
some parts of continents
study of continents
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