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Eu·rope

 (yo͝or′əp)
The sixth largest continent, separated from the rest of the Eurasian landmass (of which it forms the western part) by the Ural Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea, the Dardanelles, and the Aegean Sea.

Europe

(ˈjʊərəp)
n
1. (Placename) the second smallest continent, forming the W extension of Eurasia: the border with Asia runs from the Urals to the Caspian and the Black Sea. The coastline is generally extremely indented and there are several peninsulas (notably Scandinavia, Italy, and Iberia) and offshore islands (including the British Isles and Iceland). It contains a series of great mountain systems in the south (Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, Carpathians, Caucasus), a large central plain, and a N region of lakes and mountains in Scandinavia. Pop: 739 165 030 (2011 est). Area: about 10 400 000 sq km (4 000 000 sq miles)
2. Brit the continent of Europe except for the British Isles: we're going to Europe for our holiday.
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit the European Union: when did Britain go into Europe?.
4. a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person

Eu•rope

(ˈyʊər əp, ˈyɜr-)

n.
a continent in the W part of the landmass lying between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, separated from Asia by the Ural Mountains on the E and the Caucasus Mountains and the Black and Caspian seas on the SE. In British usage, Europe sometimes contrasts with England. 729,000,000; ab. 4,017,000 sq. mi. (10,404,000 sq. km).
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Noun1.Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)Europe - 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
megalith, megalithic structure - memorial consisting of a very large stone forming part of a prehistoric structure (especially in western Europe)
Holy Roman Empire - a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon
mercantile system, mercantilism - an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests
Occident, West - the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
Continent - the European mainland; "Englishmen like to visit the Continent but they wouldn't like to live there"
European country, European nation - any one of the countries occupying the European continent
Scandinavian country, Scandinavian nation - any one of the countries occupying Scandinavia
Balkan Peninsula, Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Bulgaria, Republic of Bulgaria - a republic in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe
Czech Republic - a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from Slovakia in 1993
Czechoslovakia - a former republic in central Europe; divided into Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993
Slovak Republic, Slovakia - a landlocked republic in central Europe; separated from the Czech Republic in 1993
northern Europe - the northernmost countries of Europe
Scandinavia - a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian
Scandinavia, Scandinavian Peninsula - the peninsula in northern Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Finland, Republic of Finland, Suomi - republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Roman Republic - the ancient Roman state from 509 BC until Augustus assumed power in 27 BC; was governed by an elected Senate but dissatisfaction with the Senate led to civil wars that culminated in a brief dictatorship by Julius Caesar
Roman Empire - an empire established by Augustus in 27 BC and divided in AD 395 into the Western Roman Empire and the eastern or Byzantine Empire; at its peak lands in Europe and Africa and Asia were ruled by ancient Rome
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Romania, Roumania, Rumania - a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
Austria-Hungary - a geographical area in central and eastern Europe; broken into separate countries at the end of World War I
Austria, Oesterreich, Republic of Austria - a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
Flanders - a medieval country in northern Europe that included regions now parts of northern France and Belgium and southwestern Netherlands
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
England - a division of the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland - a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Frisia - an ancient region of northwestern Europe including the Frisian Islands
Hungary, Magyarorszag, Republic of Hungary - a republic in central Europe
2.Europe - an international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its membersEurope - 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"
Danmark, Denmark, Kingdom of Denmark - a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe; consists of the mainland of Jutland and many islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Kingdom of Sweden, Sverige, Sweden - a Scandinavian kingdom in the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Finland, Republic of Finland, Suomi - republic in northern Europe; achieved independence from Russia in 1917
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Austria, Oesterreich, Republic of Austria - a mountainous republic in central Europe; under the Habsburgs (1278-1918) Austria maintained control of the Holy Roman Empire and was a leader in European politics until the 19th century
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Eire, Ireland, Irish Republic, Republic of Ireland - a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxemburg - a grand duchy (a constitutional monarchy) landlocked in northwestern Europe between France and Belgium and Germany; an international financial center
Portugal, Portuguese Republic - a republic in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; Portuguese explorers and colonists in the 15th and 16th centuries created a vast overseas empire (including Brazil)
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
3.Europe - the nations of the European continent collectively; "the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Europe

noun

Member states of the EU

1958 Belgium, 1958 France, 1958 Germany, 1958 Italy, 1958 Luxembourg, 1958 The Netherlands, 1973 Denmark, 1973 Republic of Ireland, 1973 United Kingdom, 1981 Greece, 1986 Portugal, 1986 Spain, 1995 Finland, 1995 Sweden, 1995 Austria
EU applications under consideration  Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic
Translations
Европа
Evropa
Europa
Eŭropo
Euroopa
Eurooppa
Europa
Európa
Evrópa
ヨーロッパ
유럽
Europa
Europa
Europa
Evropa
Europa
ทวีปยุโรป
châu Âu

Europe

[ˈjʊərəp] NEuropa f
to go into or join Europe (Brit) (Pol) → entrar en la Unión Europea

Europe

[ˈjʊərəp] nEurope f
in Europe → en Europe
to Europe → en Europe

Europe

nEuropa nt

Europe

[ˈjʊərəp] nEuropa
to go into or join Europe (Pol) → entrare nella Comunità Europea

Europe

أُورُوبا Evropa Europa Europa Ευρώπη Europa Eurooppa Europe Europa Europa ヨーロッパ 유럽 Europa Europa Europa Europa Европа Europa ทวีปยุโรป Avrupa châu Âu 欧洲
References in classic literature ?
Most marine animals have a wide range; and we have seen that with plants it is those which have the widest range, that oftenest present varieties; so that with shells and other marine animals, it is probably those which have had the widest range, far exceeding the limits of the known geological formations of Europe, which have oftenest given rise, first to local varieties and ultimately to new species; and this again would greatly lessen the chance of our being able to trace the stages of transition in any one geological formation.
Garrison had attempted to get me to promise to go to Europe for a summer's rest, with the understanding that he would be responsible for raising the money among his friends for the expenses of the trip.
A spectre is haunting Europe -- the spectre of Communism.
The nations of Europe are encircled with chains of fortified places, which mutually obstruct invasion.
I was proud to observe that among our excursionists were three ministers of the gospel, eight doctors, sixteen or eighteen ladies, several military and naval chieftains with sounding titles, an ample crop of "Professors" of various kinds, and a gentleman who had "COMMISSIONER OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO EUROPE, ASIA, AND AFRICA" thundering after his name in one awful blast
The telephone was nearly a year old before Europe was aware of its existence.
All Europe has followed, or been forced into, the example.
Everywhere among the Swiss mountains we had at hand the blessing--not to be found in Europe EXCEPT in the mountains--of water capable of quenching thirst.
He believed that Europe was made for him, and not he for Europe.
From the close of the year 1811 intensified arming and concentrating of the forces of Western Europe began, and in 1812 these forces- millions of men, reckoning those transporting and feeding the army- moved from the west eastwards to the Russian frontier, toward which since 1811 Russian forces had been similarly drawn.
Thus Constantinople was the Christian outpost of Europe.
The England I refer to was an island off the continent of Europe.