What does Europe mean?

Definitions for Europe
ˈyʊər əp, ˈyɜr-Europe

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Europe(noun)

    the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles

  2. European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market, Europe(noun)

    an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members

    "he tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"

  3. Europe(noun)

    the nations of the European continent collectively

    "the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"

Wiktionary

  1. Europe(ProperNoun)

    The westernmost portion of Eurasia, traditionally considered a continent in its own right, located north of Africa, west of Asia and east of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Etymology: From Εὐρώπη.

  2. Europe(ProperNoun)

    A political entity; the European Union.

    Etymology: From Εὐρώπη.

Freebase

  1. Europe

    Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent, while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world's population.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Europe

    the most important, although the second smallest, of the five great land divisions of the globe; is, from a geographical point of view, a peninsula of Asia; the Caspian Sea, Ural River and mountains, form its Asiatic boundary, while on the other three sides it is washed by the Mediterranean on the S., Atlantic on the W., and Arctic Ocean on the N.; its coast-line is so highly developed that to every 190 sq. m. of surface there is 1 m. of coast; this advantage, combined with the varied adaptability of its land, rivers, and inland seas, and its central position, has made it the centre of civilisation and the theatre of the main events of the world's history. Its greatest length is 3370 m. from Cape St. Vincent to the Urals, and its greatest breadth 2400 m. from Cape Matapan to Nordkyn, while its area is about 3,800,000 sq. m.; it is singularly free from wild animals, has a fruitful soil richly cultivated, and possesses in supreme abundance the more useful metals. Its peoples belong to the two great ethnological divisions, the Caucasian and Mongolian groups; to the former belong the Germanic, Romanic, Slavonic, and Celtic races, and to the latter the Finns, Magyars, and Turks. Christianity is professed throughout, except amongst the Jews, of whom there are about six millions, and in Turkey, where Mohammedanism claims about seven millions; of Catholics there are about 155 millions, of Protestants 85, and of the Greek Church 80. Amongst the 18 countries the form of government most prevailing is the hereditary monarchy, resting more and more on a wide representation of the people.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. europe

    The least extensive, but most civilized of the five great divisions of the globe. It is bounded by the sea in all directions, except the east, where it is separated from Asia by a boundary-line, formed by the river Kara, the Ural Mountains and River, and the Caspian Sea. For military and naval events which occurred in Europe, see separate articles.

Editors Contribution

  1. Europe

    Is a ​continent.

    Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 29, 2016  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Europe

    From the Greek euros, broad, and ops, the face; literally “the broad face of the earth.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Europe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #499

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Europe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1184

How to pronounce Europe?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Europe in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Europe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Europe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Europe in a Sentence

  1. Ronald Lauder:

    For a time, we thought that the hatred of Jews had finally been eradicated. But slowly the demonization of Jews started to come back, once again, young Jewish boys are afraid to wear yarmulkes on the streets of Paris and Budapest and London. Once again, Jewish businesses are targeted. And once again, Jewish families are fleeing Europe.

  2. Donald Tusk:

    We're challenged by the opposite of modernity, which is a barbaric mediaevalism, early mediaevalism, primitive, savage, murderous, that comes from the two sources of militant Islam, europe should support Israel - not pressure Israel, not attack Israel, but support Israel, which is the only real shield that Europe and the Middle East have against extremist Islam, which is surging.

  3. Hefin David:

    The Welsh Labour campaign that I am running in Caerphilly is about the bread and butter issues of health, education and social services, if people want to vote to get out of Europe they can do that on June 23. This is the Assembly campaign and I think they should be separate ... I'm not thinking past May 5.

  4. Markus Huber:

    Things got a bit out of hand in Europe, the way stocks got dumped ... People cannot refuse to start buying, we are just so oversold in the short term.

  5. Thomas Mote:

    Changes in sea ice influence ocean currents and the jet stream in ways that can affect weather in lower latitudes, including the United States and Europe.

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