Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: Europe  yûr-up
  1. 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
     
  2. The nations of the European continent collectively
    "the Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
     
  3. An international organization of European countries formed after World War II to reduce trade barriers and increase cooperation among its members
    - European Union, EU, European Community, EC, European Economic Community, EEC, Common Market

Type of: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, continent, global organisation [Brit], global organization, international organisation [Brit], international organization, world organisation [Brit], world organization

Part of: Eurasia, Occident, West

Encyclopedia: Europe, Southern