Definition of Balkans
1. Noun. The major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula.
Group relationships: Balkan Peninsula
Generic synonyms: Chain, Chain Of Mountains, Mountain Chain, Mountain Range, Range, Range Of Mountains
2. Noun. A large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range.
Terms within: Balkan Wars, Balkan Country, Balkan Nation, Balkan State, Albania, Republic Of Albania, Croatia, Hrvatska, Republic Of Croatia, Macedon, Macedonia, Makedonija, Thrace, Macedonia, Republic Of Turkey, Turkey, Balkan Mountain Range, Balkan Mountains
Group relationships: Europe
Generic synonyms: Peninsula
Member holonyms: Balkan
3. Noun. The Balkan countries collectively.
Definition of Balkans
1. Proper noun. A geographical region in the southeast of Europe, roughly equivalent to the area covered by the former Yugoslav countries, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and sometimes Romania. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Balkans
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"The present moment was very favourable even from that point of view, because an extension of the conflict to the Balkans was least likely to occur during ..."
2. Some Problems of the Peace Conference by Charles Homer Haskins, Robert Howard Lord (1920)
"VIII THE Balkans IT WAS in the Balkans that the World War started; control of the Balkans was one of the primary objects for which the Central Powers fought ..."
3. The Peace Tangle by John Foster Bass (1920)
"Their political life turns toward the Balkans. ... Economically their life, united to Serbia, must develop from the Balkans outward toward the Dalmatian ..."
4. A Short History of the Near East: From the Founding of Constantinople (330 A by William Stearns Davis (1922)
"After that the flames first lit in the Balkans blazed around the afflicted planet. Although the murder of the Archduke was a Balkan event, ..."
5. Handbook of the European War by Corinne Bacon (1916)
"THE Balkans THE BALKAN STATES AND THE WAR' The European conflict began in the ... Continued misery and unrest in the Balkans, the direct result of alien and ..."