continental

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Adjective[edit]

continental (comparative more continental, superlative most continental)

  1. Of or relating to a continent or continents.
    continental drift
    • Hallam
      No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances.
  2. In the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands.
    continental Europe
  3. (chiefly in the UK) Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.
    continental breakfast
  4. (US, historical) Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.
    continental money

Synonyms[edit]

  • (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

Antonyms[edit]

  • (characteristic of the style of continental Europe): British, English

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Noun[edit]

continental (plural continentals)

  1. Someone from "the continent".
  2. (US History) A member of the Continental army.
  3. (US History) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war (hence the expression "not worth a continental")

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

continent +‎ -al

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. continental

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

continental m, f (plural continentais; comparable)

  1. continental

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French continental.

Adjective[edit]

continental mn nom/acc forms

  1. continental

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

continental m, f (plural continentales)

  1. continental