A, my US credit card has worked in cities on three continents.
With an unprecedented epidemic spreading across countries and continents, including our own, it should give us reason, too.
Her acquaintances—from Noël Coward to Gary Cooper; from Maria Callas to Marilyn Monroe—spanned world wars and continents.
The recent arrests, which took place on three continents, were a big deal.
Michel has performed on three continents and for President Bill Clinton.
There existed in ancient times civilized races in both of the American continents.
The open sea, of the existence of which we are certified, must wash the shores of continents.
In Africa and Asia we are witnessing the turbulent unfolding of new nations and continents.
It was natural to distinguish the two continents as South and North America.
Since this century's beginning, a time of tempest has seemed to come upon the continents of the earth.
late 14c., "self-restraining," from Old French continent and directly from Latin continentem (nominative continens) "holding together, continuous," present participle of continere "hold together" (see contain). Meaning moved from "exercising self-restraint" to "chaste" 14c., and to bowel and bladder control 19c.
"large land mass," 1550s, from continent land (mid-15c.), translating Latin terra continens "continuous land," from continens, present participle of continere (see continent (adj.)).
Note: Continents are made from the lightest rocks in the Earth. Some of these are also the oldest known rocks on Earth, with an age of 3.5 billion years, measured by radioactive dating.
Note: According to the theory of plate tectonics, continents move along piggy-back on the tectonic plates like rafts floating on water.