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continent +‎ -al

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continental (comparative more continental, superlative most continental)

  1. Of or relating to a continent or continents.
    continental drift
    • (Can we date this quote?) Henry Hallam
      No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances.
  2. of the mainland, as opposed to an island offshore
    continental Europe
    • 1846 The Parliamentary gazetteer of Ireland (A. Fullarton, Dublin) Vol.1 p.x "Introduction; Extent" :
      The outline of continental Ireland is proximately that of a rhomboid ; and, in a general view, is greatly more continuous or less indented and undulated by cuts and sweeps of the sea than the outline of continental Great Britain.
  3. (chiefly in the UK) Relating to, or characteristic of, continental Europe
    continental breakfast
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter I, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      at Monte Carlo or some of the other Continental gambling-hells
  4. (US, historical) Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.
    continental money

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  • (in the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands): mainland
  • (characteristic of the style of continental Europe) European

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continental (plural continentals)

  1. Someone from the continent.
    • 2012, Marjorie Senechal, I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science:
      Reflecting on his long career chronicling scientists, J. G. Crowther wondered why it was that in the grand debates over the nature of light, x-rays, and cathode rays, the British opted for particles and the continentals for waves.
  2. (US, historical) A member of the Continental army.
  3. (US, historical) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war.
  4. (by extension) The smallest amount; a whit; a jot.
    not worth a continental
    I don't care a continental!

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continent +‎ -al

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continental (masculine and feminine plural continentals)

  1. continental

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

continent +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

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continental (feminine singular continentale, masculine plural continentaux, feminine plural continentales)

  1. continental

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GalicianEdit

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continente +‎ -al

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continental m or f (plural continentais)

  1. continental

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OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

continent +‎ -al

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continental m (feminine singular continentala, masculine plural continentals, feminine plural continentalas)

  1. continental

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

continente +‎ -al

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continental m or f (plural continentais, comparable)

  1. continental

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Further readingEdit

  • continental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French continental.

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continental m or n (feminine singular continentală, masculine plural continentali, feminine and neuter plural continentale)

  1. continental

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

continente +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kontinenˈtal/, [kõn̪t̪inẽn̪ˈt̪al]

AdjectiveEdit

continental (plural continentales)

  1. continental

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