the Continent definition, meaning - what is the Continent in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the Continent”

See all translations

the Continent

noun [S] uk   us   mainly UK
Europe, especially western Europe, but not including the British Isles: He found driving on the Continent very different to Britain.
Continental
adjective (also continental) uk   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/
She preferred the continental way of life.
Continental
noun [C] (also continental) uk   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/  us   /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/ mainly UK old-fashioned
someone who comes from Europe but not the British Isles
(Definition of the Continent from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of the Continent?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “the Continent” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More