Caucasus


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Cau·ca·sus

 (kô′kə-səs) also Cau·ca·sia (kô-kā′zhə, -shə)
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.

Caucasus

(ˈkɔːkəsəs)
n
1. (Placename) Also called: Caucasus Mountains a mountain range in SW Russia, running along the N borders of Georgia and Azerbaijan, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: mostly over 2700 m (9000 ft). Highest peak: Mount Elbrus, 5642 m (18 510 ft)
2. (Placename) another name for Caucasia

Cau•ca•sus

(ˈkɔ kə səs)

n. the,
1. Also called Cau′casus Moun′tains. a mountain range in Caucasia, between the Black and Caspian seas, along the border between Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Highest peak, Mt. Elbrus, 18,481 ft. (5633 m).
2. Also, Caucasia. a region between the Black and Caspian seas: divided by the Caucasus Mountains into Ciscaucasia in Europe and Transcaucasia in Asia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caucasus - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and AsiaCaucasus - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
Caucasia, Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
2.Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
Circassian - a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
Transcaucasia - a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
Caucasus, Caucasus Mountains - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
Circassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
Translations
Kavkaz
Kaukasus
Kaukasus
Kavkaz
カフカス山脈
카프카스 산맥
Kaukasus
เทือกเขาในคอเคเชีย
vùng Caucasus

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Caucasus

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the Caucasus → le Caucase

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Caucasus

[ˈkɔːkəsəs] nCaucaso

Caucasus

القُوقَاز Kavkaz Kaukasus Kaukasus Καύκασος Cáucaso Kaukasus Caucase Kavkaz Caucaso カフカス山脈 카프카스 산맥 Kaukasus Kaukasus Kaukaz Cáucaso Кавказ Kaukasus เทือกเขาในคอเคเชีย Kafkas vùng Caucasus 高加索
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They talked of the Caucasus, of the nature of true passion, of snug berths in the service, of the income of an hussar called Podharzhevsky, whom none of them knew personally, and rejoiced in the largeness of it, of the extraordinary grace and beauty of a Princess D.
The amalgamation of various tribes, and of white men of every nation, will in time produce hybrid races like the mountain Tartars of the Caucasus.
In mail their horses clad, yet fleet and strong, Prauncing their riders bore, the flower and choice Of many provinces from bound to bound-- From Arachosia, from Candaor east, And Margiana, to the Hyrcanian cliffs Of Caucasus, and dark Iberian dales; From Atropatia, and the neighbouring plains Of Adiabene, Media, and the south Of Susiana, to Balsara's haven.
As the Aryans moved slowly on, to and through the Caucasus passes, and spread over Europe, new conditions of life must have resulted in the formulation of new religions.
Not far from that, rose to a height of 17,400 feet the annular mountain of Short, equal to the Asiatic Caucasus.
Oh no," said Stephen, "they must be intended for imaginative persons, who can chill themselves on this warm day by thinking of the frosty Caucasus.
The South Caucasus Railway CJSC is partnering with the officials of Armenia s city of Alaverdi to support them in tackle the aftermath of a hurricane that took place in few regions of Armenia.
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WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (KUNA) -- The US Department of Treasury on Monday imposed sanctions on four individuals linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the so-called Caucasus Emirate (also known as Imarat Kavkaz).
The Islamic State (ISIL) militant group will soon shift its recruitment focus from the Arab region to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Indonesia, a report by the Egyptian flagship body for religious legal research said in a report.
The militant Islamist group has proclaimed the establishment of a wilayaat, or province, in Russia's mainly-Muslim North Caucasus, suggesting it may be gaining the upper hand in a battle for control over radical forces there.
In September 2014, the terrorist organization known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) announced that it was ready "to start a war in Chechnya" and even "liberate Chechnya" and the entire Caucasus.