Definitions

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

  • A region between the Black and Caspian Seas that includes southwest Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, and that forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia. Inhabited before 2000 BC, it was the scene of countless invasions over the millennia. Conquered by Russia during the 1700s and 1800s, the region has vast oil resources, which were a major German objective in World War II. Following the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the region became the site of various secessionist movements.

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

  • noun (Geog.) a large region between the Black and Caspian seas.
  • noun (Geog.) the mountain range located between the Black and Caspian seas.

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

  • proper noun A mountain range in Eastern Europe and West Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, on the territory of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
  • proper noun The Eurasian region home of the aforementioned mountain range.

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

  • noun a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
  • noun the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia

Etymologies

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Via Latin Caucasus, from Ancient Greek Καύκασος (Kaukasos).

Examples

  • The US administration refused to help Saakashvili, because the true goal of the new game in the Caucasus is absolutely different.

    Russia Claims It Defeated USA, Not Georgia | Disinformation

  • The question of security in the southern Caucasus is an existential one for Europe.

    Avoiding the Next War in the South Caucasus

  • The Caucasus is the setting for both of these works. theAmericanist says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Why Choose?

  • Zira Island will be an important step into the future of urban development in Caucasus and Central Asia.

    Zira Island by BIG Architects

  • I must say that my main reaction, having read this en route from Switzerland to Belgium after giving a conference presentation on the Balkans and the Caucasus, is that actually the Israel/Palestine conflict is a lot less special than its protagonists like to think it is.

    September Books 21) In the Land of Israel

  • The ongoing crisis in the Caucasus is intimately related to the strategic control over energy pipeline and transportation corridors.

    The Eurasian Corridor: Pipeline Geopolitics and the New Cold War | Disinformation

  • Today the Caucasus is shared by four countries and about a dozen autonomous regions with as many as fifty ethnic groups among them, each with its own language or dialect.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • Today the Caucasus is shared by four countries and about a dozen autonomous regions with as many as fifty ethnic groups among them, each with its own language or dialect.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • Today the Caucasus is shared by four countries and about a dozen autonomous regions with as many as fifty ethnic groups among them, each with its own language or dialect.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • We must realize for example that Japanese successes against the United States in the Pacific are helpful to German operations in Libya; that any German success against the Caucasus is inevitably an assistance to Japan in her operations against the Dutch East Indies; that

    Naomi Craig RA: Roosevelts

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