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continent    音標拼音: [k'ɑntənənt]
n. 大陸,洲
a. 自制的,克制的


adj 1: having control over urination and defecation [ant:
2: abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests" [synonym:
{celibate}, {continent}]
n 1: one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven
continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
2: the European mainland; "Englishmen like to visit the
Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"

Continent \Con"ti*nent\, n. [L. continens, prop., a holding
together: cf. F. continent. See {Continent}, a.]
1. That which contains anything; a receptacle. [Obs.]
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The smaller continent which we call a pipkin. --Bp.
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2. One of the grand divisions of land on the globe; the main
land; specifically (Phys. Geog.), a large body of land
differing from an island, not merely in its size, but in
its structure, which is that of a large basin bordered by
mountain chains; as, the continent of North America.
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Note: The continents are now usually regarded as six in
number: North America, South America, Europe, Asia,
Africa, and Australia. But other large bodies of land
are also reffered to as continents; as, the Antarctic
continent; the continent of Greenland. Europe, Asia,
and Africa are often grouped together as the Eastern
Continent, and North and South America as the Western
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{The Continent}, the main land of Europe, as distinguished
from the islands, especially from England.
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Continent \Con"ti*nent\, a. [L. continens, -entis, prop., p. pr.
of continere to hold together, to repress: cf. F. continent.
See {Contain}.]
1. Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
[Obs.] --Shak.
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2. Exercising restraint as to the indulgence of desires or
passions; temperate; moderate.
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Have a continent forbearance till the speed of his
rage goes slower. --Shak.
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3. Abstaining from sexual intercourse; exercising restraint
upon the sexual appetite; esp., abstaining from illicit
sexual intercourse; chaste.
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My past life
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Hath been as continent, as chaste, as true,
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As I am now unhappy. --Shak.
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4. Not interrupted; connected; continuous; as, a continent
fever. [Obs.]
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The northeast part of Asia is, if not continent with
the west side of America, yet certainly it is the
least disoined by sea of all that coast.
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Encratite \En"cra*tite\, n. [L. Encratitae, pl., fr. Gr. ?
self-disciplined; ? in ? strength.] (Eccl. Hist.)
One of a sect in the 2d century who abstained from marriage,
wine, and animal food; -- called also {Continent}.
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60 Moby Thesaurus words for "continent":
Africa, America, Antipodes, Apostolic, Asia, Asia Major,
Asia Minor, Australasia, East, Eastern Hemisphere, Encratic,
Eurasia, Europe, Far East, Lenten, Levant, Middle East, Near East,
New World, Occident, Oceania, Old World, Orient, Platonic,
Pythagorean, Rechabite, Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, West,
Western Hemisphere, abstemious, abstentious, abstinent, ascetic,
bridled, celibate, chaste, curbed, down under, eastland,
fruitarian, inhibited, intact, landmass, maidenly, nephalistic,
on the wagon, pure, restrained, sexually abstinent, sober,
sworn off, teetotal, temperate, the old country, vegetarian,
vestal, virgin, virginal



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