from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Spanning or crossing a continent.
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- adj. Crossing, spanning a continent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Extending or going across a continent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Across the continent; on the other side of a continent: as, a transcontinental journey; transcontinental railways.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. spanning or crossing or on the farther side of a continent
We have spent millions in transcontinental lines-we have three of them practically crossing this continent; we have subsidized them so that we might have recinrocity from province to province, and trade from the East to the West.
The relatively few people who saw the ceremony at Promontory Point, he wrote, “were strongly impressed with the conviction that the event was of historic importance; but, as I remember it now, we connected it rather with the notion of transcontinental communication and trade with China and Japan than with internal development, or what railroad men call local traffic.”
Doubleday had had a chain of eating houses on the line, as Belle termed the transcontinental railroad.
Ulrich's trek brought him through McCook last October and he returned last weekend to thank the people who helped him break a transcontinental speed record.
By the term "transcontinental", I mean a railroad operated from the Atlantic to the Pacific Coast by one company and one management.
Argentina is developing for this kind of transcontinental or inland development drive?
No the Civil war did not include a "transcontinental" rail road.
America is the nation that built the transcontinental railroad, brought electricity to rural communities, constructed the Interstate Highway System.
Christopher Bailey's topcoats for Burberry were re-tooled from archival models originally commissioned by the British Air Force for the first transcontinental flyers in 1919 even made the look luxurious.
Given his designs for a transcontinental revolution, Mr. Ch á vez may also see Twitter as a way to mobilize supporters in other Spanish-speaking countries, who don't always have the privilege of watching "Al ó Presidente," his Sunday TV show.