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1continental

adjective con·ti·nen·tal \ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-təl\

: of, relating to, or located on a continent

Continental : of or relating to the countries of Europe except for Great Britain and Ireland

: characteristic of Europe

Full Definition of CONTINENTAL

1
a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a continent <continental waters>; specifically often capitalized :  of or relating to the continent of Europe excluding the British Isles
b often capitalized :  of, relating to, or being a cuisine derived from the classic dishes of Europe and especially France
2
a often capitalized :  of or relating to the colonies later forming the United States <Continental Congress>
b :  being the part of the United States on the North American continent; also :  being the part of the United States comprising the lower 48 states
con·ti·nen·tal·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb

Examples of CONTINENTAL

  1. They will be touring Continental Europe.
  2. differences between Britain and its Continental neighbors
  3. The hotel combines American comfort with continental elegance.

First Known Use of CONTINENTAL

1755

2continental

noun

: a person from Continental Europe

Full Definition of CONTINENTAL

1
a often capitalized :  an American soldier of the Revolution in the Continental army
b (1) :  a piece of Continental paper currency
(2) :  the least bit <not worth a continental>
2
:  an inhabitant of a continent and especially the continent of Europe

Examples of CONTINENTAL

  1. <complained that today's youth doesn't care a continental about their elders>

First Known Use of CONTINENTAL

1777
CONTINENTAL Defined for Kids

continental

adjective con·ti·nen·tal \ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-təl\

Definition of CONTINENTAL for Kids

1
:  being the mainland part and not including islands <the continental United States>
2
often cap :  of the colonies later forming the United States <the Continental Army>
July 04, 2015
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