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continent1
noun
1
a any of the seven main land masses of the world, namely Europe, Asia, N America, S America, Africa, Australia and Antarctica;
b the mainland portion of one of these land masses.
2 (the Continent) the mainland of Europe, as regarded from the British Isles.
[16c: from Latin, representing the phrase terra continens continuous land]


continent2
adjective
1 able to control one's bowels and bladder.
2 self-controlled, especially with regard to one's passions.
[14c: see continence]


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