Continental
Continental Con`ti*nen"tal, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a continent. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

No former king had involved himself so frequently in the labyrinth of continental alliances. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]

3. (Amer. Hist.) Of or pertaining to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War; as, Continental money. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Continental — Con ti*nen tal, n. 1. (Amer. Hist.) A soldier in the Continental army. See {Continental}, a., 3. [1913 Webster] 2. (Amer. Hist.) a piece of the Continental currency, paper money issued under authority of the Continental Congress. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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