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
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"
the nations of the European continent collectively
"the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
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.
A political entity; the European Union.
Etymology: From Εὐρώπη.
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.
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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
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.
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
From the Greek euros, broad, and ops, the face; literally “the broad face of the earth.”
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Rank popularity for the word 'Europe' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #499
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Rank popularity for the word 'Europe' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1184
The numerical value of Europe in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Europe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Canada is short on eggs and has been buying heavily from the U.S. for the last several years, mexico has been dealing with its own outbreaks of avian influenza, so they're banned from importing into the U.S. The logical place people will be looking now would be Europe.
I've never played in Europe before so I'm really looking forward to playing in the Open.
This inaugural F-22 training deployment will train with our joint partners and our NATO allies across Europe as part of our continued effort to assure our allies and demonstrate our commitments to security and stability of Europe.
The way we've come together as a group, our chemistry is much better than Team Europe's and I think that gives us a good shot in every year, we're out there watching each other play the entire time and I know personally I enjoy seeing my team mates out there and I know these guys feed off energy as well. I think as a group we come together.
We're very impressed with how Europe is recovering. We've been even more impressed with how it's reacted to Greece, the ECB have done a very good job of ring-fencing Greece. We're pretty happy with those assets and it feels a bit better this morning.
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