Found 3 items, similar to Continent.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj 1: having control over urination and defecation [ant: incontinent
2: abstaining from sexual intercourse; “celibate priests”
n 1: one of the large landmasses of the earth; “there are seven
; “pioneers had to cross the continent on
2: the European mainland; “Englishmen like to visit the
Continent but they wouldn't like to live there”
English → English
, a. [L. continens, -entis, prop., p. pr.
of continere to hold together, to repress: cf. F. continent.
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. --Shak.
3. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint
upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit
sexual intercourse; chaste.
My past life
Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true,
As I am now unhappy. --Shak.
4. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent
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.
, n. [L. continens, prop., a holding
together: cf. F. continent. See Continent
1. That which contains anything; a receptacle. [Obs.]
The smaller continent which we call a pipkin. --Bp.
2. 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.
Note: The continents are now usually regarded as six in
number: North America, South America, Europe, Asia,
Africa, and Australia. But other large bodies of land
are also reffered to as continents; as, the Antarctic
continent; the continent of Greenland. Europe, Asia,
and Africa are often grouped together as the Eastern
Continent, and North and South America as the Western
, the main land of Europe, as distinguished
from the islands, especially from England.
, n. [L. Encratitae, pl., fr. Gr. ?
self-disciplined; ? in + ? strength.] (Eccl. Hist.)
One of a sect in the 2d century who abstained from marriage,
wine, and animal food; -- called also Continent