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Synonyms for continental
ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Continental(adj)

    of or pertaining to or typical of Europe

    "a Continental breakfast"

    intercontinental, world-wide, worldwide

  2. continental(adj)

    of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War

    "the Continental Army"; "the Continental Congress"

    world-wide, worldwide, intercontinental

  3. continental(adj)

    of or relating to or characteristic of a continent

    "the continental divide"; "continental drift"

    intercontinental, worldwide, world-wide

  4. continental(adj)

    being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe

    "the continental United States"; "continental Europe"; "continental waters"

    world-wide, intercontinental, worldwide


  1. continental(adjective)

    European, mainland

    English, British

  2. continental(adjective)

    Of or relating to a continent or continents.

    continental drift

    mainland, European

    British, English

  3. continental(adjective)

    In the main part of a country or region, as opposed to on one of its islands.

    continental Europe

    European, mainland

    English, British

  4. continental(adjective)

    Characteristic of the style of continental Europe, as opposed to British.

    continental breakfast

    mainland, European

    English, British

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "continental":

    shelf, mainland, continent-wide, continentale, plateau, continent, platform, continental-scale, inland, tray, intercontinental, hemispheric

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How to use continental in a sentence?

  1. Boris Johnson:

    I think it would be very bizarre if the EU should decide on their own... if they decided to impose tariffs on goods coming from the UK it would be... a return to Napoleon's continental system.

  2. Ross MacPhee:

    Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.

  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence, Washington from commanding the Continental Army, Madison from fathering the Constitution, Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury, Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America.

  4. The White House:

    As spring and summer approach, bringing with them larger and more active mosquito populations, we must be fully prepared to mitigate and quickly address local transmission within the continental U.S., particularly in the Southern United States.

  5. Curtis Smith:

    We'll need energy in all forms, and Alaska's outer continental shelf resources could play a crucial role in helping meet that challenge.

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