A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ey-zhuh, ey-shuh]
    • /ˈeɪ ʒə, ˈeɪ ʃə/
    • /ˈeɪ.ʒə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-zhuh, ey-shuh]
    • /ˈeɪ ʒə, ˈeɪ ʃə/

Definitions of asia word

  • noun asia the largest of the continents, bordering on the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean and Red Seas in the west. It includes the large peninsulas of Asia Minor, India, Arabia, and Indochina and the island groups of Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka; contains the mountain ranges of the Hindu Kush, Himalayas, Pamirs, Tian Shan, Urals, and Caucasus, the great plateaus of India, Iran, and Tibet, vast plains and deserts, and the valleys of many large rivers including the Mekong, Irrawaddy, Indus, Ganges, Tigris, and Euphrates. Pop: 4 164 252 000 (2011 est). Area: 44 391 162 sq km (17 139 445 sq miles) 3
  • noun asia largest continent, situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, and separated from N Europe by the Ural Mountains: it includes, in addition to the nations on the land mass, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, & Indonesia: c. 17,400,000 sq mi (45,066,000 sq km); pop. c. 3,451,000,000 3
  • noun asia a continent bounded by Europe and the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. About 16,000,000 sq. mi. (41,440,000 sq. km). 1
  • noun asia largest continent 1

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Parts of speech for Asia


asia popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for asia

noun asia

  • the orientthe Orient, the countries of Asia, especially East Asia. (formerly) the countries to the E of the Mediterranean.

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