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Webster 1828 Edition


Europe

EU'ROPE

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Noun.
[Bochart supposes this word to be composed of white face, the land of white people, as distinguished from the Ethiopians, black-faced people, or tawny inhabitants of Asia and Africa.]
The great quarter of the earth that lies between the Atlantic ocean and Asia, and between the Mediterranean sea and the North sea.

Definition 2021


Europe

Europe

See also: europe, europé, Európe, and Európé

English

World map showing the location of Europe (continent).

Proper noun

Europe

  1. The portion of Eurasia west of the Urals, traditionally considered a continent in its own right, located north of Africa, west of Asia and east of the Atlantic Ocean.
  2. (idiomatic) A political entity; the European Union.
  3. (Britain, Ireland) Continental Europe,typically the western portion, and excluding the island nations or the larger Mediterranean islands.
  4. (soccer) International club competitions operated by UEFA, the sport's governing body for Europe.
    • “Man City out of Europe as Arsenal lose again”, in (Please provide the title of the work), ESPN (UK), 4 December 2012, retrieved 5 December 2012
      Manchester City crashed out of Europe on Tuesday as Borussia Dortmund ended their hopes of qualifying for the Europa League.

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French

Etymology

From Latin Eurōpa, from Ancient Greek Εὐρώπα (Eurṓpa), a character in Greek mythology.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ø.ʁɔp/

Proper noun

Europe f

  1. Europe
  2. Europa, a moon of Jupiter

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europe

europe

See also: Europe, europé, Európe, and Európé

Swedish

Noun

europe

  1. Misspelling of europé.