continental

Definitions

  • Don't Care a Continental 073
    Don't Care a Continental 073
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj continental being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe "the continental United States","continental Europe","continental waters"
    • adj continental of or relating to or characteristic of a continent "the continental divide","continental drift"
    • adj Continental of or pertaining to or typical of Europe "a Continental breakfast"
    • adj continental of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War "the Continental Army","the Continental Congress"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hostess Twinkies were invented in 1931 by James Dewar, manager of Continental Bakeries' Chicago factory. He envisioned the product as a way of using the company's thousands of shortcake pans which were otherwise employed only during the strawberry season. Originally called Little Shortcake Fingers, they were renamed Twinkie Fingers, and finally "Twinkies."
    • Continental (Amer. Hist) a piece of the Continental currency, paper money issued under authority of the Continental Congress. See Continental a., 3.
    • Continental (Amer. Hist) A soldier in the Continental army. See Continental a., 3.
    • Continental Of or pertaining to a continent.
    • Continental (Amer. Hist) Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money. "The army before Boston was designated as the Continental army, in contradistinction to that under General Gage, which was called the “Ministerial army.”"
    • Continental Of or pertaining to the main land of Europe, in distinction from the adjacent islands, especially England; as, a continental tour; a continental coalition. "No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Key West, Florida is the southernmost point in the continental United States. South Point, Hawaii is the country's southernmost point overall.
    • continental Relating or pertaining to, or of the nature of, a continent; entitled to be considered a continent.
    • continental Characteristic of a continent: opposed to insular: as, a continental climate. See below.
    • continental Specifically, of or belonging to the continent, as distinguished from adjacent islands, and especially to the continent of Europe: as, the continental press; the continental Sunday. In American history: Pertaining to the government and affairs of the thirteen revolutionary colonies during and immediately after their struggle against England: as, the Continental Congress; continental money (the paper currency issued by Congress during the revolutionary war).
    • continental Inclined to favor a strengthening of the general government and an increase of unity among the colonies.
    • n continental A native or an inhabitant of a continent, specifically of the continent of Europe.
    • n continental In American history, a soldier of the regular army of the revolted colonies in the war of independence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest temperature ever recorded in the continental US was 134 degrees on July 10, 1913 in Death Valley, California.
    • adj Continental characteristic of a continent, as of climate, &c.: pertaining to the European continent, or to the colonies of North America at the period of independence
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Quotations

  • George Mikes
    George Mikes
    “Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot-water bottles.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. continentemcontinēre, to contain—con, together, tenĕre, to hold.

Usage

In literature:

Here, for the first time in continental warfare, the English long-bow proved its worth.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
The dog-days in a Continental city are, every one knows, stupid and tiresome enough.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
Why should not our great London papers more frequently gratify their readers with articles from the pens of their Continental brotherhood?
"Notes and Queries, Number 228, March 11, 1854" by Various
Of the continentals one Maryland regiment alone was veteran.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
In general, continental systems prevail in the north.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
In 1776 he became a lieutenant in the Continental navy.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
During some portion of the war he did active service, with the rank of colonel, in the Continental Army.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
Delegate from Connecticut to Continental Congress, 1774.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
Norwich was the first town in England to follow the Continental example.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
Arnold urged the same project upon the attention of the Continental Congress.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
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In poetry:

Next came the steady Continental Line,
Rhode Island, and New Jersey, breast to breast,
Ready to tread the hot and smoking wine
From War's red clusters pressed.
"Arms And The Man - The Lines Around Yorktown" by James Barron Hope
No father he who to the slums
For husband to his child would send,
And no one worthy of her comes,
She lives a maiden to the end :
Yet we have placed our virgin trust
In spawn of Continental lust.
"The Prodigals" by Robert James Campbell Stead
From Nebraska, from Arkansas,
Central inland race are we, from Missouri, with the continental blood
interven'd;
All the hands of comrades clasping, all the Southern, all the
Northern,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
"Pioneers! O Pioneers!" by Walt Whitman
"He had an ample income, and of course he stands in need
Of sherry with his dinner, and his customary weed;
No delicacies now can pass his gentlemanly lips -
He misses his sea-bathing and his continental trips.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
POETS to come! orators, singers, musicians to come!
Not to-day is to justify me, and answer what I am for;
But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than
before known,
Arouse! Arouse—for you must justify me—you must answer.
"Poets to Come" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Continental's Wireless Plan on the Wing.
Farewell Continental releases special edition ¡Hey, Hey Pioneers.
It's a mammoth undertaking, and woolly, too, a bi-continental youth-culture scrapbook overflowing with yellowed clippings about long-forgotten movements and cameos of rebels with all manner of causes.
4 in the final NSCAA/Continental Tire Top 25 poll, while Gannon was No 16.
A Lincoln MKT with a split-wing grille that recalls the classic 1941 Continental.
United Continental CEO Smisek to add chairman title.
United Continental Holdings said on Thursday that President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smisek will also become chairman effective Dec 31.
Smisek will succeed Glenn Tilton, the former CEO of UAL Corp who became chairman of United Continental in October 2010.
Continental introduces the new ergonomic Driver's Workplace.
"It's a fully adjustable dashboard," said Matthew Williams, Continental key account manager.
Much of the action in Ice Age: Continental Drift (** out of four.
Continental forecasts affordable autonomous driving.
The Inter Continental hotel is on fire during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan , Wednesday.
Slideshow The Inter Continental hotel is on fire during an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan , Wednesday.
My niece is currently a flight attendant with United/Continental with 20 years experience.
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In science:

The more intense signals arise from regions with a thick continental crust, whereas over the oceans the signal essentially originates from the mantle.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
This value corresponds to an uranium abundance in the continental crust equal to 0.91 ppm as estimated in Ref. (Taylor and McLennan, 1985).
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
The difference is understood in terms of the depletion of U concentration in the Japanese islands with respect to the average continental crust, already noted in Togashi et al. (Togashi et al., 2000).
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
By taking these values and assigning the abundances typical of continental crust, one maximizes geo-neutrino production.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
For a place on or near the continental crust, since the continental crust lies on the average closer than the mantle to the detector the maximal (minimal) signal is obtained by putting as much (little) radiogenic material in the crust, as consistent with the observed values26 .
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
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