Continent definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.
Continents, in geography, are the large landmasses that the world is divided into. By convention, it is generally-accepted that there are seven continents, though geographers and others have different definitions as to what constitutes one.
The continents are (generally accepted to be), from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
See also our subcontinent definition, as well as our article, How many continents are there?« Back to Glossary Index