Definition of Aral Sea

1. Noun. A lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Exact synonyms: Lake Aral
Generic synonyms: Lake



Definition of Aral Sea

1. Proper noun. A saline lake straddling the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan border, that was once large, but that has shrunk to a quarter of its original size after the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, which previously flowed into it, were diverted for irrigation purposes during the Soviet era. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Aral Sea

Arachosia
Aracuna
Arafat
Arafura Sea
Aragon
Aragon Strip
Aragonese
Araguaia
Araguaia River
Araguaya
Araguaya River
Aragvi
Arakanese
Araki
Araks
Aral Sea (current term)
Arales
Aralia elata
Aralia hispida
Aralia nudicaulis
Aralia racemosa
Aralia spinosa
Aralia stipulata
Araliaceae
Aram
Aram Ilich Khachaturian
Aram Kachaturian
Aram Khachaturian
Aramaean
Aramaeans

Literary usage of Aral Sea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1859)
"... le Aral Sea. ... tending towards t ho orthern end of the Aral Sea; the other commences from two points, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"The shells forming the subject of the present paper were collected in the district of the Aral Sea and in Egypt. As is well known, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1859)
"... the Russians ascended that river to the point at which, turning south, it approaches the Aral Sea. " Here they have established a military colony, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1889)
"It is well known that the level of the Aral Sea has fallen in recent times, and it is certain that it formerly stood about 15 feet higher than it now does. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The supply which they bring to the existing Aral Sea does not suffice to keep it up ... Thus the area now occupied by the Aral Sea, deprived of its two main ..."

6. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1867)
"By these causes he thinks that at one period the Aral Sea may have been ... None of them, we must acknowledge, say anything of the Aral Sea ; but we see ..."

7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1857)
"... stretching across to the Aral Sea, making Khiva and its fertile oasis a base of operations, and thereafter amending the great river Oxus to Balkh,—from ..."

8. Asia by Augustus Henry Keane (1896)
"Hydrography: The Rivers Oxus, Zarafshan, Murgh-db, and Sir-darya—The Aral Sea—Lakes Balkhash and ..."

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