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Adjective
/ˈkäntnənt/,
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continents, plural;
  1. Able to control movements of the bowels and bladder

  2. Exercising self-restraint, esp. sexually

Noun
  1. Any of the world's main continuous expanses of land (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, South America)

  2. The mainland of Europe as distinct from the British Isles

  3. A mainland contrasted with islands
    • - the maritime zone is richer in varieties of plant than the continent

  1. one of the large landmasses of the earth; "there are seven continents"; "pioneers had to cross the continent on foot"
  2. having control over urination and defecation
  3. celibate: abstaining from sexual intercourse; "celibate priests"
  4. the European mainland; "Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"
  5. (continence) voluntary control over urinary and fecal discharge
  6. (continency) continence: the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters
  7. A continent is one of several large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents – they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, ...
  8. Continent is the fourth studio album from the Deathcore band The Acacia Strain. Recording began on April 13th, 2008 and it was released August 19, 2008 via Prosthetic Records. ...
  9. Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands. Notably, in British English usage, the term means Europe excluding the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Ireland and Iceland.
  10. Land (as opposed to the water); Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth's surface, now generally redarded as seven in number, including their related islands, continental shelfs etc; exercising continence
  11. (continentness) The state or quality of being continent
  12. (continence) The voluntary control of urination and defecation; Moderation or self-restraint, especially in sexual activity; abstinence
  13. (Continents) are called so because they are continuous bodies of land. Thus, an island is not strictly part of any continent, but many islands can be associated with one by geographical proximity (or also by historical convention, political ties or similar "human" criteria). ...
  14. (continence) ability to hold in a bowel movement or urine.
  15. (Continence) The ability to exercise voluntary control over the urge (hold) to void (urinate) or defecate until an appropriate time and place can be found to void (or have a bowel movement).
  16. (Continence) The ability to maintain control of bowel and bladder function. Or, when unable to maintain control of these functions, the ability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for catheter or colostomy bag).
  17. A large land mass rising abruptly from the deep ocean floor, including marginal regions that are shallowly submerged. Continents constitute about one-third of the earth's surface.
  18. Europe proper (without British Isles)
  19. a huge landmass on a planet, usually made of tectonic plates that have locked together.
  20. one of the seven large land masses on Earth, surrounded, or mostly surrounded, by water
  21. One of the large, continuous areas of the Earth into which the land surface is divided.
  22. does the virtuous thing most of the time, but must overcome conflict
  23. Ability to control the passage of urine and feces. The opposite is incontinent or unable to control the passage of urine or feces.
  24. n. 1. Europe, as in, ``We're going to ferry to the continent this summer for our holiday.'' The general connotation is that the U.K. should not be considered part of the European community. ...
  25. n. any of the seven great land areas of the world