Continent vs Ornithopod - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between continent and ornithopod
is that continent
is an encratite while ornithopod
is a type of bipedal, herbivorous, bird-hipped dinosaur from the cretaceous period, found on all seven continents.
As a proper noun continent
is (obsolete) the old world.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) Land (as opposed to the water).
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.v:
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.
- The carkas with the streame was carried downe, / But th'head fell backeward on the continent .
* the Continent
* North America
* South America
From (etyl) continent, from (etyl) .
Exercising self-restraint; controlled, temperate with respect to one's bodily needs or passions, especially sex.
* 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 119:
- Have a continent forbearance till the speed of his rage goes slower.
Not interrupted; connected; continuous.
- 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.
- a continent fever
(obsolete) Serving to restrain or limit; restraining; opposing.
- 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.
A type of bipedal, herbivorous, bird-hipped dinosaur from the Cretaceous period, found on all seven continents.