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1. continent

noun. ['ˈkɑːntənənt'] one of the large landmasses of the earth.

Synonyms

  • land mass
  • craton
  • subcontinent

Antonyms

  • immoral
  • fancy
  • cyprian
  • loose

Etymology

  • continent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • continentem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Continent

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

How do you pronounce continent?

Pronounce continent as ˈkɑntənənt.

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Example sentences of the word continent


1. Noun, singular or mass
Give each corner of the room the name of a continent.

Quotes containing the word continent


1. Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
- Gilbert Parker

2. 1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them.
- Kurt Vonnegut

3. Let there be freedom for the Indians, wherever they may be in the American Continent or elsewhere in the world, because while they are alive, a glow of hope will be alive as well as a true concept of life.
- Rigoberta Menchu

2. continent-wide

adjective. involving the entire continent.

Antonyms

  • worldwide

3. Continent

noun. the European mainland.

4. continent

adjective. ['ˈkɑːntənənt'] abstaining from sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • chaste

Antonyms

  • nonreligious person
  • wicked

Etymology

  • continent (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • continentem (Latin)
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