Continental meaning

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Of a continent.
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Of or characteristic of the continent of Europe, excluding the British Isles.
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Of the American colonies at the time of the American Revolution, or of the states just after this.

The Continental Army.

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Designating that portion of the U.S. landmass south of Canada.
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Of the relatively dry air or climate associated with large land masses.
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A person living on the continent of Europe, excluding the British Isles.
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A soldier of the American army during the Revolution.
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A piece of paper money issued by the Continental Congress: it became almost worthless before the end of the war, hence the phrases not care (or give) a continentalnot care a continentalnot give a continental and not worth a continental.
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Of or relating to a continent or continents.

Continental drift.

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In the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands.

Continental Europe.

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(chiefly in the UK) Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.

Continental breakfast.

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(US, historical) Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.

Continental money.

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Someone from "the continent".
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(US History) A member of the Continental army.
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(US History) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war (hence the expression "not worth a continental")
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A native of the continental United States living or working in Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands.
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A soldier in the American army during the American Revolution.
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A piece of paper money issued by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.
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An inhabitant of a continent.
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An inhabitant of the mainland of Europe; a European.
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A continental is defined as a person living in Europe, not in the British Isles, or an American soldier during the American Revolution.

An example of a continental is a person living in Italy.

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The definition of continental is having the characteristics of the European continent or something related to the continent.

An example of something continental is a trade law that applies to Europe, a continental agreement.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a continent.
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Of or relating to the mainland of Europe; European.
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Of or relating to the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolution.
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Used as an intensive.
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