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See also: Continental

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continent +‎ -al

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continental (comparative more continental, superlative Team Fashion Jersey Jays Donaldson Logo 20 Blue Josh Stitched Baseball continental)

  1. Of or relating to a continent or continents. quotations ▼
    continental drift
    • (Can we date this quote?) Henry Hallam
      No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances.
  2. of the Jersey Salute Andrew Green 16 Stitched Service To Ladd Hockey Islanders Youth, as opposed to an island offshore quotations ▼
    continental Europe
    • 1846 College Jersey 7 Stitched Orange The Parliamentary gazetteer of Ireland (A. Fullarton, Dublin) Vol.1 p.x "Introduction; Extent" :
      The outline of continental Ireland is proximately that of a rhomboid ; and, in a general view, is greatly more continuous or less indented and undulated by cuts and sweeps of the sea than the outline of continental Great Britain.
  3. (chiefly in the UK) Relating to, or characteristic of, continental Europe quotations ▼
    continental breakfast
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter I, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      at Monte Carlo or some of the other Continental gambling-hells
  4. (US, historical) Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.
    continental money

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

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continental (plural continentals)

  1. Someone from the continent. quotations ▼
    • 2012, Marjorie Senechal, I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science
      Reflecting on his long career chronicling scientists, J. G. Crowther wondered why it was that in the grand debates over the nature of light, x-rays, and cathode rays, the British opted for particles and the continentals for waves.
  2. (US, historical) A member of the Continental army.
  3. (US, historical) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the continental congress, largely worthless by the end of the war.
  4. (by extension) The smallest amount; a whit; a jot.
    not worth a continental
    I don't care a continental!

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continent +‎ -al

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continental (College Jersey 7 Stitched Orange masculine and feminine plural continentals)

  1. continental

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French[edit]

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continent +‎ -al

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continental (feminine singular continentale, masculine plural continentauxDevils Grey Mike Jersey Stitched 2 Bercovici Sun College New, feminine plural continentales)

  1. continental

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Galician[edit]

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continente +‎ -al

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continental m or f (plural continentais)

  1. continental

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Etymology[edit]

continente +‎ -al

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continental m or f (plural continentais, comparable)

  1. continental

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  • continental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French continental.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkon.ti.nenˈtal/

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continental m or n (feminine singularWhite Fox Elite Jersey Basketball De'aaron 0 Wildcats Stitched College continentală, masculine plural continentali, feminine and neuter plural continentale)

  1. continental

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

continente +‎ -al

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  • IPA(key): /kontinenˈtal/, [kõn̪t̪inẽn̪ˈt̪al]

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continental (plural continentales)

  1. continental

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