1) ADJ: ADJ n Continental means situated on or belonging to the continent of Europe except for Britain. [mainly BRIT]

He sees no signs of improvement in the UK and continental economy.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl A continental is someone who comes from the continent of Europe. [BRIT, INFORMAL]
3) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you describe someone or something as continental, you think that they are typical of the continent of Europe. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

He's very continental...

Torquay is undeniably continental.

4) ADJ: ADJ n Continental is used to refer to something that belongs to or relates to a continent.

Since these substances are not licensed, they cannot be sold in the continental United States.

5) ADJ: usu ADJ n The continental United States consists of all the states which are situated on the continent of North America, as opposed to Hawaii and territories such as the Virgin Islands. [mainly AM]

Shipping is included on orders sent within the continental U.S.

6) ADJ: usu ADJ n Continental means existing or happening in the American colonies during the American Revolution. [AM]

...George Washington, Commander of the Continental Army...

The Continental Congress called upon the 13 states to draft new constitutions establishing governments more conducive to `republican' principles.

7) N-COUNT Continentals were soldiers who fought in the Continental Army against the British in the American Revolution. [AM]

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