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English → English (WordNet) Definition: continental continental adj 1: of or pertaining to or typical of Europe; “a Continental breakfast” 2: of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the Revolutionary War; “the Continental Army”; “the Continental Congress” 3: of or relating to or characteristic of a continent; “the continental divide”; “continental drift” 4: being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe; “the continental United States”; “continental Europe”; “continental waters” [ant: intercontinental]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Continental Continental \Con`ti*nen"tal\, n. 1. (Amer. Hist.) A soldier in the Continental army. See Continental, a., 3. [1913 Webster] 2. (Amer. Hist.) a piece of the Continental currency, paper money issued under authority of the Continental Congress. See Continental, a., 3. [1913 Webster] Note: “Not worth a continental.” was said of Continental currency after the American revolution, when it was considered almost worthless. Eventually, under Alexander Hamilton's direction at the Treasury department, the currency was all redeemed at full value. [PJC] Continental \Con`ti*nen"tal\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a continent. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England; as, a continental tour; a continental coalition. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] 3. (Amer. Hist.) Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money. [1913 Webster] The army before Boston was designated as the Continental army, in contradistinction to that under General Gage, which was called the “Ministerial army.” --W. Irving. [1913 Webster] Continental Congress. See under Congress. Continental system (Hist.), the blockade of Great Britain ordered by Napoleon by the decree of Berlin, Nov. 21, 1806; the object being to strike a blow at the maritime and commercial supremacy of Great Britain, by cutting her off from all intercourse with the continent of Europe. [1913 Webster]


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