- The definition of continent is having control over urination, defecation and/or sexual urges.
An example of a continent person is someone who knows when he has to go to the bathroom and uses it.
A continent is defined as one of the seven main land masses on Earth.
Facts About the Continents
- Asia - 4,164,252,000 people (60% of the world's population) in 44 countries in 16,920,000 square miles.
- Africa - 1,022,234,000 people (14% of the world's population) in 53 countries in 11,730,000 square miles.
- North America - 542,056,000 people in 23 countries in 9,460,000 square miles.
- South America - 392,555,000 people in 12 countries in 6,890,000 square miles.
- Antarctica - 0 people in 5,300,000 square miles.
- Europe - 738,199,000 people in 46 countries in 3,930,000 square miles.
- Australia - 29,127,000 people in 14 countries in 3,478,200 square miles.
An example of a continent is North America.
- self-restrained; temperate
- characterized by self-restraint in, esp. by total abstinence from, sexual activity
- Obs. restrictive
Origin of continentOld French ; from Classical Latin continens, present participle of continere: see contain
- Rare a thing that retains or contains something
- the mainland: now rare except in the Continent, all of Europe except the British Isles
- any of the main large land areas of the earth, conventionally regarded (with or without outlying islands) as units; Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and, usually, Antarctica
- One of the principal land masses of the earth, usually regarded as including Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.
- Continent The mainland of Europe. Used with the.
Origin of continentLatin (terra) contin&emacron;ns, continent-, continuous (land), present participle of contin&emacron;re, to hold together; see contain.
Origin of continentMiddle English, from Latin contin&emacron;ns, present participle of contin&emacron;re, to restrain; see contain.
- Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth's surface, now generally regarded as seven in number, including their related islands, continental shelfs etc.
From Latin continēntem, noun use of present participle of continēre (“to contain”).
(comparative more continent, superlative most continent)
From Old French continent, from Latin continentem (“continuous; holding together”), present participle of continēre (“to contain”).
- An Encratite.