Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The land mass comprising the continents of Europe and Asia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The largest landmass on Earth, consisting of Europe and Asia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given by some geographers to the continental mass which is made up of Europe and Asia, there being no natural division between the two land-masses.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia

Etymologies

Blend of Europe and Asia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991.

    Think Progress » Russian President says what distinguishes Obama ‘from many other people’ is that he is ‘a thinker.’

  • The long hot and cold cycles that had prevailed in Eurasia for centuries sped up during this time, making it more necessary and more difficult to adapt.

    Anthropologists adopt a more favorable view of Neanderthals

  • I think the company wanted Tim to be off on his own in Eurasia, dashing from city to city like Jason Bourne.

    Red Robin vs. Batman?

  • While this worldwide archipelago of bases may have been necessary when we confronted a Sino-Soviet bloc spanning Eurasia from the Elbe to East China Sea, armed with thousands of nuclear weapons and driven by imperial ambition and ideological hatred of us, that is history now.

    Matthew Yglesias » A Piece of the Action

  • The fundamental difference between the two “empires” is that hthe United States, with one exception (Hawaii) only conquered territories with low population totals – a few hundred to a few tens of thousands of people – and low densities – a “tribe” of 20,000 might have occupied lands that in Eurasia would have been populated by several million.

    Matthew Yglesias » Cold War Hawks and the Soviet Economy

  • Eurasia is a land of continuous innovation and great personal and technological freedom for human beings and robots.

    Boing Boing: April 10, 2005 - April 16, 2005 Archives

  • One would certainly assume that the colonization of Asia also permitted the simultaneous colonization of Europe, since Eurasia is a single landmass not bisected by major barriers.

    Excerpt: Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond

  • It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here.

    Quotes from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four

  • In Oceania the prevailing philosophy is called Ingsoc, in Eurasia it is called Neo-Bolshevism, and in Eastasia it is called by a Chinese name usually translated as Death - Worship, but perhaps better rendered as Obliteration of the Self.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Gourou shows that cultural exchanges in Eurasia, by helping exploitation techniques in temperate zones to reach, and become progressively adapted to, tropical lands favoured the emergence in tropical Asia of a type of peasant community different from that of Black Africa.

    Africa South of the Sahara

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