Definition of subcontinent in English:



  • A large, distinguishable part of a continent, such as North America or southern Africa.

    • ‘Seems a batsman in the match was from somewhere on the subcontinent.’
    • ‘There are Chinatowns and takeaways all over the world, but in Britain the culinary impact of China is dwarfed by the subcontinent.’
    • ‘The story faded from the front pages in most of the world, but it was not quickly forgotten on the subcontinent.’
    • ‘By the start of the last century, colonial India's hill stations were strung out all over the subcontinent.’
    • ‘None foresaw a disaster even remotely close to the one that overwhelmed the subcontinent.’
    • ‘The subcontinent is home to a number of indigenous breeds of dogs.’
    • ‘Do you think that this is going to have serious implications for security on the subcontinent?’
    • ‘They can bind relationships even beyond the mental and geographical barriers of a subcontinent.’
    • ‘It was the first and last glimpse of the subcontinent for millions of colonial servants, and it changes utterly every time I come here.’
    • ‘The movies that enthrall, enrage and obsess a billion Indians, on the subcontinent and around the world.’
    • ‘Chutzpah and discipline more than muscle built the Empire on the subcontinent.’
    • ‘This system will develop over the southeastern subcontinent and may reach Namibia's eastern parts.’
    • ‘This would be the best gift the subcontinent could offer to the world in the International Year of Mountains.’
    • ‘The result is a new point of reference for the two estranged siblings of the subcontinent to tell stories about each other.’
    • ‘Agitated over the role of politicians of both the countries, Khan blamed them of all ills in the subcontinent.’
    • ‘The Nehru-Gandhi family dominated politics in the subcontinent for 40 years after the end of British rule.’
    • ‘The region served as a fountainhead of Hindu religion and was an established center of education in the subcontinent.’
    • ‘It also offers a fine range of Indian cuisine prepared by their resident chef, imported straight from the subcontinent.’
    • ‘Never before has this double edged weapon been used so effectively by any politician in the subcontinent.’
    • ‘But in the case of the subcontinent, as the U.S. well knows, that peace has yet to be forged.’