What does the word asia mean?

Usage examples for asia

  1. That is," she added, hastily, " if I'd been heart- whole like you: but after seeing my Phil, of course I wouldn't give him up for all the nobles in Europe, Asia, and Africa. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  2. Accordingly we have been taught from our childhood of Turkey in Europe, Turkey in Asia, and Turkey in Africa. – Rome, Turkey and Jerusalem by Edward Hoare
  3. He has not had time to get right across Asia yet. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman