Continent vs Ornithopod - What's the difference?

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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.


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



    (en noun)
  • A type of bipedal, herbivorous, bird-hipped dinosaur from the Cretaceous period, found on all seven continents.