What does the word continent mean?

Usage examples for continent

  1. In this manner it is, that they explain the generation of the epizootics which have so frequently wasted the continent of Europe. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  2. It was easy enough to get our boat across the continent. – Boy Scouts in a Submarine by G. Harvey Ralphson
  3. When Kruger's men did discover the truth, there would be fighting as stiff as had been seen in this struggle for half a continent. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker