- The main landmass of a country or continent
- 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
- : ...I got to the , where, to my great comfort, I clambered up the cliffs of the shore and sat me down upon the grass, free from danger and quite out of the reach of the water.
Etymology: main + land
- German: Festland
- Italian: continente
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