- noun1. 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 (Freq. 28)• Members of this Region:↑megalith, ↑megalithic structure, ↑mercantilism, ↑mercantile system, ↑Wayland, ↑Wayland the Smith, ↑Wieland, ↑serf, ↑helot, ↑villein• Instance Hypernyms: ↑continent• Part Meronyms:↑Holy Roman Empire, ↑Continent, ↑European country, ↑European nation, ↑Scandinavian country, ↑Scandinavian nation, ↑Balkan Peninsula, ↑Balkans, ↑Bulgaria, ↑Republic of Bulgaria, ↑Czech Republic, ↑Czechoslovakia, ↑Slovakia, ↑Slovak Republic, ↑northern Europe, ↑Scandinavia, ↑Scandinavian Peninsula, ↑Germany, ↑Federal Republic of Germany, ↑Deutschland, ↑FRG, ↑Finland, ↑Republic of Finland, ↑Suomi, ↑Greece, ↑Hellenic Republic, ↑Ellas, ↑Roman Republic, ↑Roman Empire, ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia, ↑Romania, ↑Roumania, ↑Rumania, ↑Austria-Hungary, ↑Austria, ↑Republic of Austria, ↑Oesterreich, ↑Flanders, ↑Belgium, ↑Kingdom of Belgium, ↑Belgique, ↑England, ↑Northern Ireland, ↑Ireland, ↑Republic of Ireland, ↑Irish Republic, ↑Eire, ↑Scotland, ↑France, ↑French Republic, ↑Netherlands, ↑The Netherlands, ↑Kingdom of The Netherlands, ↑Nederland, ↑Holland, ↑Frisia, ↑Hungary, ↑Republic of Hungary, ↑Magyarorszag, ↑Iceland, ↑Republic of Iceland, ↑Lappland, ↑Lapland, ↑Liechtenstein, ↑Principality of Liechtenstein, ↑Luxembourg, ↑Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, ↑Luxemburg, ↑Monaco, ↑Principality of Monaco, ↑Tartary, ↑Tatary, ↑Poland, ↑Republic of Poland, ↑Polska, ↑Iberian Peninsula, ↑Iberia, ↑Portugal, ↑Portuguese Republic, ↑San Marino, ↑Republic of San Marino, ↑European Russia, ↑Belarus, ↑Republic of Belarus, ↑Byelarus, ↑Byelorussia, ↑Belorussia, ↑White Russia, ↑Baltic State, ↑Baltic Republic, ↑Estonia, ↑Esthonia, ↑Republic of Estonia, ↑Latvia, ↑Republic of Latvia, ↑Moldova, ↑Republic of Moldova, ↑Moldavia, ↑Ukraine, ↑Ukrayina, ↑Andorra, ↑Principality of Andorra, ↑Spain, ↑Kingdom of Spain, ↑Espana, ↑Gibraltar, ↑Rock of Gibraltar, ↑Calpe, ↑Switzerland, ↑Swiss Confederation, ↑Suisse, ↑Schweiz, ↑Svizzera, ↑Ottoman Empire, ↑Turkish Empire, ↑Low Countries, ↑Silesia, ↑Slask, ↑Slezsko, ↑Schlesien, ↑Elbe, ↑Elbe River2. 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• Syn:• Hypernyms: ↑world organization, ↑world organisation, ↑international organization, ↑international organisation, ↑global organization• Member Meronyms:↑Denmark, ↑Kingdom of Denmark, ↑Danmark, ↑Sweden, ↑Kingdom of Sweden, ↑Sverige, ↑Germany, ↑Federal Republic of Germany, ↑Deutschland, ↑FRG, ↑Finland, ↑Republic of Finland, ↑Suomi, ↑Greece, ↑Hellenic Republic, ↑Ellas, ↑Italy, ↑Italian Republic, ↑Italia, ↑Austria, ↑Republic of Austria, ↑Oesterreich, ↑Belgium, ↑Kingdom of Belgium, ↑Belgique, ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain, ↑Ireland, ↑Republic of Ireland, ↑Irish Republic, ↑Eire, ↑France, ↑French Republic, ↑Netherlands, ↑The Netherlands, ↑Kingdom of The Netherlands, ↑Nederland, ↑Holland, ↑Luxembourg, ↑Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, ↑Luxemburg, ↑Portugal, ↑Portuguese Republic, ↑Spain, ↑Kingdom of Spain, ↑Espana3. the nations of the European continent collectively-
the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II• Hypernyms: ↑collection, ↑aggregation, ↑accumulation, ↑assemblage
Useful english dictionary. 2012.