Definitions for continentalˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ti•nen•talˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl(adj.)

  1. of or of the nature of a continent.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. (usu. cap.) of or pertaining to the mainland of Europe or to European customs and attitudes.

    Category: Peoples

  3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the 13 American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolution.

    Category: American History

  4. of or pertaining to the continent of North America.

  5. (n.)(cap.) a soldier in the American army during the American Revolution.

    Category: American History

  6. a piece of paper currency issued by the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

    Category: Numismatics

  7. a small amount:

    not worth a continental.

  8. an inhabitant of a continent.

  9. (usu. cap.) an inhabitant of the mainland of Europe.

Origin of continental:

1750–60

con`ti•nen′tal•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Continental(adj)

    of or pertaining to or typical of Europe

    "a Continental breakfast"

  2. continental(adj)

    of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War

    "the Continental Army"; "the Continental Congress"

  3. continental(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of a continent

    "the continental divide"; "continental drift"

  4. continental(adj)

    being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe

    "the continental United States"; "continental Europe"; "continental waters"

Wiktionary

  1. continental(Noun)

    Someone from "the continent".

  2. continental(Noun)

    (US History) A member of the Continental army.

  3. continental(Noun)

    (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")

  4. continental(Adjective)

    Of or relating to a continent or continents.

    continental drift

  5. continental(Adjective)

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

    continental Europe

  6. continental(Adjective)

    Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.

    continental breakfast

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continental(adj)

    of or pertaining to a continent

  2. Continental(adj)

    of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England; as, a continental tour; a continental coalition

  3. Continental(adj)

    of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money

  4. Continental(noun)

    a soldier in the Continental army, or a piece of the Continental currency. See Continental, a., 3

Freebase

  1. Continental

    Continental is an album by the British band Saint Etienne which had original release only in Japan. It is a compilation that includes previously released material such as the UK hit "He's on the Phone" as well as curios like their cover of the Paul Gardiner/Gary Numan song "Stormtrooper in Drag". Many of the tracks were recorded during the 'wilderness' years of 1996/97 when the band members worked on their separate projects. The remix versions on this album had all appeared on Casino Classics. As part of the 2009 Saint Etienne back catalogue reissue program, the album has had a UK release for the first time. It also has a Heavenly catalogue number - HVNLP70. The deluxe edition includes four previously unreleased tracks.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continental' in Adjectives Frequency: #685


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