from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The world's largest continent. It occupies the eastern part of the Eurasian landmass and its adjacent islands and is separated from Europe by the Ural Mountains.
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- proper n. A continent located east of Europe, west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean.
- proper n. A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey.
- proper n. A female given name of modern usage, from the continent.
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- n. the nations of the Asian continent collectively
- n. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
From Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asia), from Mycenaean Greek a-si-wi-ya (aswiyā) ‘Aššuwan’, adjective from Hittite Aššuwa ‘northwest Anatolia’. (Wiktionary)