Definition of intercontinental in English:

intercontinental

adjective

  • Relating to or traveling between continents.

    ‘an intercontinental flight’
    ‘intercontinental ballistic missiles’
    • ‘Well, it's interesting that the way space travel started was through intercontinental missiles and rockets and then we had the shuttle, which looked a bit more like a plane.’
    • ‘Of course, this also means affordable, private intercontinental ballistic missiles.’
    • ‘If they had intercontinental ballistic missiles and hydrogen bombs, they'd use those.’
    • ‘Even the longest intercontinental flights are briefer than the incubation period of any human infectious disease.’
    • ‘Larger rockets to carry nuclear bombs on intercontinental flights were developed during the Cold War.’
    • ‘It would have been hard to say otherwise of what is obviously an intercontinental epidemic.’
    • ‘An intercontinental ballistic missile has a range of more than 5,500 km.’
    • ‘He has been driving a long time but only for about six months on intercontinental journeys.’
    • ‘Two months later, she and he took separate intercontinental flights to Calcutta.’
    • ‘One way this could occur is with the development of intercontinental ballistic travel.’
    • ‘Airline travel has now supplanted travel in ocean liners as the principal means of intercontinental travel, and the same three class structure has asserted itself.’
    • ‘The proposed system is supposed to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles minutes after launch, while their rocket boosters are still burning.’
    • ‘The speed of travel favours intercontinental spread of disease.’
    • ‘On intercontinental flights that last as long as 20 hours, four pilots rotate with only one takeoff and one landing to hone their flying skills.’
    • ‘The fee charged by British Airways will be 20 euro, the same for European and intercontinental flights.’
    • ‘It has 5,286 nuclear warheads and 2,922 intercontinental missiles.’
    • ‘The prosecution told the jury the men ran the intercontinental smuggling operation along strict business lines.’
    • ‘The world's fastest-growing intercontinental airline will initially launch three non-stop flights a week to the Seychelles.’
    • ‘In a fairly short time, it could have an intercontinental capability.’
    • ‘History has shown it to be an ideal staging post for intercontinental trade.’
    global, international, intercontinental, world, universal, planetary, pandemic
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Pronunciation:

intercontinental

/ˌin(t)ərˌkän(t)əˈnen(t)l/