Unmarried vs Continent - What's the difference?

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Unmarried is a related term of continent.

As nouns the difference between unmarried and continent

is that unmarried is an unmarried person while continent is an encratite.

As an adjective unmarried

is having no husband or wife.

As a proper noun continent is

(obsolete) the old world.




  • Having no husband or wife.
  • Antonyms

    * married


    * single * unhitched


    (en noun)
  • An unmarried person.
  • continent

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Land (as opposed to the water).
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.v:
  • The carkas with the streame was carried downe, / But th'head fell backeward on the continent .
  • A large contiguous landmass considered independent of its islands, peninsulas etc. Specifically, the Old World continent of Europe–Asia–Africa. See the Continent.
  • Each of the main continuous land-masses on the earth's surface, now generally regarded as seven in number, including their related islands, continental shelves etc.
  • Derived terms
    * the Continent * continental * supercontinent
    See also
    * Africa * America * Antarctica * Asia * Australia * Europe * Eurasia * Gondwana * Laurasia * North America * Oceania * Pangaea * South America

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) continent, from (etyl) .


    (en adjective)
  • Exercising self-restraint; controlled, temperate with respect to one's bodily needs or passions, especially sex.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 119:
  • A celibate himself, he was of the opinion that marriage was something of a concession to human frailty, to save from fornication those who could not be continent , so it was better to marry than to burn with lust.
  • Not interrupted; connected; continuous.
  • a continent fever
  • * Berrewood
  • The northeast part of Asia is, if not continent with the west side of America, yet certainly it is the least disjoined by sea of all that coast.
  • (obsolete) Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
  • (Shakespeare)
    * incontinent