Translation of "continent" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈkɒn·tɪ·nənt/ us /ˈkɑn·t̬ən·ənt/

B1 one of the seven main areas of land on the earth, such as Asia, Africa, or Europe


the Continent

noun uk us mainly UK

Europe, especially western Europe, but not including the British Isles

Europa continental
Driving on the Continent is very different to driving in Britain.
Continental adjective also continental uk /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ us /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/
Continental noun also continental uk /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ us /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/ mainly UK old-fashioned

(Translation of “continent” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈkontinənt/

one of the great divisions of the land surface of the world – Europe, America, Australia, Asia or Africa

The continent of Australia combined with the island of Tasmania forms the sixth largest country.

(British) Europe excluding Britain

Europa (continental)
We are going to the continent for our holidays.
continental /-ˈnen-/ adjective

continental winds.
continental breakfast noun

a light breakfast of rolls and coffee

desayuno continental
The hotel serves continental breakfast between 7.30 and 10.00 in the morning.
continental drift noun

(geology) the gradual movement over geological time of the continents across the Earth’s surface as a result of the movement of the plates underlying them

Deriva Continental
As a result of continental drift, the climates of the Earth’s regions have changed considerably.
continental shelf noun

(geology) the part of a continent that is under a relatively shallow sea

plataforma continental
oil drilling on the continental shelf.

(Translation of “continent” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)