transcontinental etymology

English word transcontinental comes from English continental, English trans-

Detailed word origin of transcontinental

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
continental English (eng) (US, historical) Of or relating to the confederated colonies collectively, in the time of the Revolutionary War.. (chiefly, in the UK) Relating to, or characteristic of, continental Europe. Of or relating to a continent or continents.. Of the mainland, as opposed to an island offshore (US, historical) A member of the Continental army.. (US, historical) Paper scrip (paper money) issued by the [...]
trans- English (eng) (chemistry) A compound in which two atoms or groups are situated on opposite sides of some plane of symmetry passing through the compound. (Also used without the hyphen as an adjective; see trans.). Across, through, over, beyond, to or on the other side of, outside of.. Transgender or transsexual, or pertaining to those who are transgender or transsexual.
transcontinental English (eng) Crossing or spanning a continent.

Words with the same origin as transcontinental

Descendants of continental
Sahul Sahulian
Descendants of trans-
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