Definition of Caspian
1. Noun. A large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world.
Group relationships: Iran, Islamic Republic Of Iran, Persia, Russia, Soviet Union, Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics, Ussr
Generic synonyms: Lake
Definition of Caspian
1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Caspian Sea or the region around it. ¹
2. Proper noun. (historical lang=en) member of the ancient people dwelling along the southern and southwestern shores of the Caspian Sea, in the region which was called Caspiane after them ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Caspian
Literary usage of Caspian
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Energy policies of IEA countries: 2005 review by Agencia Internacional de la Energía, International Energy Agency, SourceOECD (Online service (2005)
"CENTRAL ASIA AND Caspian SEA The production potential of the Newly Independent States of Central Asia and the Caspian Sea is of considerable importance to ..."
2. A Manual of the Mollusca: Being a Treatise on Recent and Fossil Shells by Samuel Peckworth Woodward, Ralph Tate (1875)
"It is believed to indicate the former existence of a great inland sea, of which the Aral and Caspian are remnants, but which was larger than the present ..."
3. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Élisée Reclus (1891)
"All travellers speak of the terrible northern wind which in summer penetrates from the Caspian through the Sefid-rud gorge to the tableland, ..."
4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"RUSSIAN FISH IX THE VOLGA AND Caspian SEA. (2nd S. xi. 131. ... This name is not known to those familiar with the Caspian Sea fish, but the description ..."
5. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"In, the early part of the sixteenth century, therefore, the Amu Darya fell into the Caspian, and irrigation, by means of its waters, was general along its ..."
6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"Climate of the Caspian.—The temperature of the Caspian area is remarkable for its wide range, both geographical and seasonal,—the difference between the ..."
7. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"The old frontier on the Caspian, which had hardly changed since the ... Next came the acquisition of the Caspian coast from Advance the mouth of the Terek ..."