Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Baltic Sea, the Baltic States, or a Baltic-speaking people.
  • adjective Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that contains Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.
  • noun The Baltic language branch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Appellative of or pertaining to the sea which separates Sweden from Denmark, Germany, and Russia; situated on or bordering the Baltic sea: as, the Baltic islands; the Baltic coasts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the sea which separates Norway and Sweden from Jutland, Denmark, and Germany; situated on the Baltic Sea.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Baltic region or the Baltic Sea.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to any of the Baltic languages.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Balts (the Baltic peoples).
  • proper noun the Baltic language family
  • proper noun the Baltic languages
  • proper noun the Baltic states
  • proper noun the areas on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea
  • proper noun the Baltic Sea.

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

  • adjective of or near or on the Baltic Sea
  • noun a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages
  • noun a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European

Etymologies

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The name has been connected to Latin balteus ("belt"), referring to the Danish straits, "the Belts". This is suggested by Adam of Bremen, who in the 11th century first recorded the name (Balticus, eo quod in modum baltei longo tractu per Scithicas regiones tendatur usque in Greciam).

Examples

  • The result was that the Baltic is also now free for anybody to sail without toll.

    American Foreign Policy

  • He also said media reports have said that new NATO bases are being established in Baltic States.

    stand by for nuclear war

  • An increase in nutrient input in the Baltic is compromising water clarity by promoting algal blooms.

    July 19th, 2007

  • Andersen wrote further of the bracing Danish beaches, of the green islands and of Jutland -- the head of land separating the Baltic from the North Sea.

    European Integration and Relations with North America

  • And now that we speak about the geographical contour of Denmark, let me warn you that the Baltic is likely to play a most conspicuous part in the world trade of the future and that Denmark expects, to take a prominent role.

    Denmark and the War

  • Now Finland and the east of the Baltic are in Russia, while the southern and south-eastern shore of the Baltic is German.

    Outline of Universal History

  • Baltic, which is incorporated in the Marshall Islands, doesn't actually have any ships yet; they will arrive next month.

    Baltic Trading IPO Treads Water

  • Baltic, which is incorporated in the Marshall Islands, doesn't actually have any ships yet; they will arrive next month.

    Baltic Trading IPO Treads Water

  • Baltic, which is incorporated in the Marshall Islands, doesn't actually have any ships yet; they will arrive next month.

    Baltic Trading IPO Treads Water

  • Baltic, which is incorporated in the Marshall Islands, doesn't have any ships yet; they will arrive next month.

    Baltic Trading IPO Treads Water

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