Definition of Europe

1. Noun. The 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles.

Geographical relationships: Megalith, Megalithic Structure, Mercantile System, Mercantilism, Wayland, Wayland The Smith, Wieland, Helot, Serf, Villein
Terms within: Holy Roman Empire, Continent, European Country, European Nation, Scandinavian Country, Scandinavian Nation, Balkan Peninsula, Balkans, Bulgaria, Republic Of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, Slovak Republic, Slovakia, Northern Europe, Scandinavia, Scandinavia, Scandinavian Peninsula, Deutschland, Federal Republic Of Germany, Frg, Germany, Finland, Republic Of Finland, Suomi, Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic, Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Italia, Italian Republic, Italy, Romania, Roumania, Rumania, Austria-hungary, Austria, Oesterreich, Republic Of Austria, Flanders, Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom Of Belgium, England, Northern Ireland, Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic Of Ireland, Scotland, France, French Republic, Holland, Kingdom Of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands, Frisia, Hungary, Magyarorszag, Republic Of Hungary, Iceland, Republic Of Iceland, Lapland, Lappland, Liechtenstein, Principality Of Liechtenstein, Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg, Monaco, Principality Of Monaco, Tartary, Tatary, Poland, Polska, Republic Of Poland, Iberia, Iberian Peninsula, Portugal, Portuguese Republic, Republic Of San Marino, San Marino, European Russia, Belarus, Belorussia, Byelarus, Byelorussia, Republic Of Belarus, White Russia, Baltic Republic, Baltic State, Esthonia, Estonia, Republic Of Estonia, Latvia, Republic Of Latvia, Moldavia, Moldova, Republic Of Moldova, Ukraine, Ukrayina, Andorra, Principality Of Andorra, Espana, Kingdom Of Spain, Spain, Calpe, Gibraltar, Rock Of Gibraltar, Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Swiss Confederation, Switzerland, Ottoman Empire, Turkish Empire, Low Countries, Schlesien, Silesia, Slask, Slezsko, Elbe, Elbe River
Group relationships: Occident, West, Eurasia
Generic synonyms: Continent
Derivative terms: European

2. Noun. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members. "He tried to take Britain into the Europen Union"

3. Noun. The nations of the European continent collectively. "The Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Derivative terms: European

Definition of Europe

1. Proper noun. The westernmost portion of Eurasia, traditionally considered a continent in its own right, located north of Africa, west of Asia and east of the Atlantic Ocean. ¹

2. Proper noun. A political entity; the European Union. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Europe

European Central Bank
European Commission
European Commissioner
European Commissioners
European Community
European Economic Community
European Law Enforcement Organisation
European Parliament
European Parliaments
European Portuguese
European Recovery Program
European Russia
European Shorthair

Literary usage of Europe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spirit of Russia: Studies in History, Literature and Philosophy by Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1919)
"One entering Russia from europe (it must be remembered that the Russian crossing the western frontier speaks always of " going to europe ") has first to ..."

2. The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815 by John Holland Rose (1895)
"The conflict with monarchical europe is therefore the central fact of the revolution, determining not only the trend of events in France, ..."

3. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1888)
"The diplomatic situation in europe will also be considered in so far as it ... The eyes of europe were no longer directed to the skies, but turned on the ..."

4. Modern European History by Hutton Webster (1920)
"The Geography of europe HISTORY, which begins in western Asia and Egypt, for the last twenty-five centuries has centered in europe. ..."

5. Modern European History by Charles Downer Hazen (1917)
"What was europe in? One thing, at least, it was not: it was not a unity. ... The States of the Church were theo- europe in cratic; capricious and ..."

6. Handbook of the European War by Corinne Bacon (1914)
"europe BEFORE THE WAR The sovereignty of a nation over territory is not like the individual property claim which can be upheld in a court of law; ..."

7. Modern European History by Charles Downer Hazen (1917)
"What was europe in? One thing, at least, it was not: it was not a unity. ... The States of the Church were theo- europe in cratic; capricious and cruel ..."

8. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1904)
"However the nations of europe may have diverged from each other in idiom of speech, character, and institution, there is not one of them whose genius can be ..."

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