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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Continental  \Con`ti*nen"tal\,  n.  (Amer.  Hist.) 
  A  soldier  in  the  Continental  army,  or  a  piece  of  the 
  Continental  currency.  See  {Continental},  a.,  3. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Continental  \Con`ti*nen"tal\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  continent. 
 
  2.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  main  land  of  Europe,  in 
  distinction  from  the  adjacent  islands,  especially  England; 
  as  a  continental  tour;  a  continental  coalition. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  No  former  king  had  involved  himself  so  frequently  in 
  the  labyrinth  of  continental  alliances.  --Hallam. 
 
  3.  (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.''  --W.  Irving. 
 
  {Continental  Congress}.  See  under  {Congress}. 
 
  {Continental  system}  (Hist.),  the  blockade  of  Great  Britain 
  ordered  by  Napoleon  by  the  decree  of  Berlin,  Nov.  21, 
  1806;  the  object  being  to  strike  a  blow  at  the  maritime 
  and  commercial  supremacy  of  Great  Britain,  by  cutting  her 
  off  from  all  intercourse  with  the  continent  of  Europe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  continental 
  adj  1:  of  or  pertaining  to  or  typical  of  Europe;  "a  Continental 
  breakfast" 
  2:  of  or  relating  to  or  concerning  the  American  colonies  during 
  and  immediately  after  the  Revolutionary  War;  "the 
  Continental  Army";  "the  Continental  Congress" 
  3:  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  a  continent";  "the 
  continental  divide";  "continental  drift" 
  4:  being  or  concerning  or  limited  to  a  continent  especially  the 
  continents  of  N  America  or  Europe;  "the  continental  United 
  States";  "continental  Europe";  "continental  waters"  [ant: 
  {intercontinental}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Continental,  OH  (village,  FIPS  18504) 
  Location:  41.09889  N,  84.26682  W 
  Population  (1990):  1214  (463  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45831 




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