Definition of continental adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌkɒntɪˈnentl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntɪˈnentl//
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  1. 1(also Continental) [only before noun] (British English) of or in the continent of Europe, not including Britain and Ireland a popular continental holiday resort Britain’s continental neighbours
  2. 2(British English) following the customs of countries in western and southern Europe a continental lifestyle The shutters and the balconies make the street look almost continental.
  3. 3[only before noun] connected with the main part of the N American continent Prices are often higher in Hawaii than in the continental United States.
  4. 4forming part of, or typical of, any of the seven main land masses of the earth continental Antarctica/Asia/Europe to study continental geography