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Webster 1913 Edition


Baltic

Bal′tic

,
Adj.
[NL. mare
Balticum
, fr. L.
balteus
belt, from certain straits or channels surrounding its isles, called belts. See
Belt
.]
Of or pertaining to the sea which separates Norway and Sweden from Jutland, Denmark, and Germany; situated on the Baltic Sea.

Webster 1828 Edition


Baltic

BALT'IC

,
Noun.
[From balte, belt, from certain straits or channels, surrounding its isles, called belts. See Belt.]
The sea which separates Norway and Sweden from Jutland, Holstein and Germany.

BALT'IC

,
Adj.
Pertaining to the sea of that name; situated on the Baltic sea.
Each Baltic state to join the righteous cause.

Definition 2023


Baltic

Baltic

See also: baltic and Bàltic

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

Baltic (comparative more Baltic, superlative most Baltic)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Baltic region or the Baltic Sea.
    • 1994, S. C. Rowell, Lithuania Ascending, page 9:
      The Teutonic Knights were newly established in the Baltic region, where they owed their first possessions to Mazovian policy.
  2. Of or pertaining to any of the Baltic languages.
    • 1918, Charles E. Bennett, New Latin Grammar:
      The Baltic division of the group embraces the Lithuanian and Lettic.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Balts (the Baltic peoples).
  4. (Britain, slang) Extremely cold.
    • 2010, Craig Moffat, Standing in the Dark (ISBN 1445779277), page 134:
      It's twenty-three degrees outside, freezing is thirty two and with the wind chill factor it's Baltic out there.
    • 2012, Richard Moore, Slaying the Badger (ISBN 1937716120):
      Apart from anything else, it's absolutely Baltic outside. In the past 24 hours, a freeze has abruptly descended on the whole of Europe, and here in the northwest corner of France, the cold claws of the Atlantic are particularly sharp.

Translations

Proper noun

Baltic

  1. The Baltic Sea.
    • 1906, Robert Barr, A Rock in the Baltic:
      Well, you see, I was temporarily in command of the cruiser coming down the Baltic, and passing an island rock a few miles away, I thought it would be a good opportunity to test a new gun that had been put aboard when we left England.
  2. The areas on the southeastern coast of the Baltic Sea; the Baltic states
    • (Can we date this quote?), Thomas Malthus, Importation of Foreign Corn:
      It appears from the evidence, that the corn from the Baltic is often very heavily taxed, and that this tax is generally raised in proportion to our necessities.
  3. The Baltic language family; the Baltic languages
  4. A city in South Dakota.
  5. A village in Ohio.

Derived terms

See also

  • Category:Terms derived from Baltic languages

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baltic

baltic

See also: Baltic and Bàltic

English

Adjective

baltic (comparative more baltic, superlative most baltic)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Baltic (very cold)
    • 2012, Craig Robertson, Cold Grave (ISBN 0857204181):
      'We're staying out at the Lake of Menteith and it's baltic out there. They reckon the lake could freeze over again if this weather gets worse.'

Romanian

Etymology

From French baltique

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbaltik]

Adjective

baltic m, n (feminine singular baltică, masculine plural baltici, feminine and neuter plural baltice)

  1. Baltic
    Lituaniana este o limbă baltică.
    Lithuanian is a Baltic language.

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