Definition of 'continent'
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Now this spark must jump to other parts of the continent. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Football is not the prerogative of one or two continents. The Sun (2016)If they succeed they will more than double the number of people who have trekked across the entire continent in this way. The Sun (2016)Trainline is gradually folding rail operations on the Continent into a single app. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hats have been sent in from five continents and at least five were knitted in Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2017)To the east lies the entire continent, gorging itself on the pure, white and deadly. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Skies from different continents flashed on a big screen. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are few who have planted on two continents so his comments are worth hearing. Christianity Today (2000)On the continent one team usually has it sewn up weeks before the end. The Sun (2012)It is the only continent on earth where the first human buildings still stand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said that we should look at what happened on different continents around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The continent needed two really good women runners. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Games have spanned six countries and five continents. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Africa is still the poorest continent on earth. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And tigers are from an entirely different continent. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That view misses the unequal nature of the relationship between the football cultures of the two continents. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Smaller continents merged one with another. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)The threat now goes well beyond the African continent. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Consequently, we try to see the entire continent in one go. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Demand on parts of the Continent is weak. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It will be one of the largest infrastructure programmes on the African continent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After 5000 bc the evidence for large settlements on neighbouring parts of the continent seems to disappear. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)It is one of only four of the continent's countries that are based on a single ethnic group. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I took them on holiday to the Continent four times without losing them or sitting on them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)No players should be criticised for moving from one club to another or one continent to another, but one nation to another is different. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Germany remained the continent's biggest seller despite a drop of 14.2 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That's it, for an entire continent. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'continent'
British English: continent /ˈkɒntɪnənt/ NOUN
A continent is a very large area of land, such as Africa or Asia, that consists of several countries.
She loved the African continent.
- American English: continent
- Arabic: قَارَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: continente
- Chinese: 大陆
- Croatian: kontinent
- Czech: kontinent
- Danish: kontinent
- Dutch: continent
- European Spanish: continente
- Finnish: maanosa
- French: continent
- German: Kontinent
- Greek: ήπειρος
- Italian: continente
- Japanese: 大陸
- Korean: 대륙
- Norwegian: kontinent
- Polish: kontynent
- European Portuguese: continente
- Romanian: continent
- Russian: континент
- Spanish: continente
- Swedish: kontinent
- Thai: ทวีป
- Turkish: kıta
- Ukrainian: континент
- Vietnamese: lục địa
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