What is Europe?

Europe

Europe (i/ˈjʊərəp/ EWR-əp or /ˈjɜrəp/ YUR-əp) is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements.

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... Europe undergoes the Renaissance of the 12th century ... Christian humanism becomes a self-conscious philosophical tendency in Europe ... and literacy begins to spread outside the Church throughout Europe ...

More definitions of "Europe":

  • (noun): The nations of the European continent collectively.
    Example: "The Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
  • (noun): 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.

Famous quotes containing the word europe:

    I believe that the fundamental proposition is that we must recognize that the hostilities in Europe, in Africa, and in Asia are all parts of a single world conflict. We must, consequently, recognize that our interests are menaced both in Europe and in the Far East.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    riding flatcars to Fresno,
    Across the whole country
    Steep towns, flat towns, even New York,
    And oceans and Europe & libraries & galleries
    And the factories they make rubbers in
    Gary Snyder (b. 1930)

    In Europe an actor is an artist. In Hollywood, if he isn’t working, he’s a bum.
    Anthony Quinn (b. 1915)