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lit·to·ral

 (lĭt′ər-əl)
adj.
Of or on a shore, especially a seashore: a littoral property; the littoral biogeographic zone.
n.
1. A coastal region; a shore.
2. The region or zone between the limits of high and low tides.

[Latin lītorālis, from lītus, lītor-, shore. N., from Italian littorale, from Latin lītorālis.]

littoral

(ˈlɪtərəl)
adj
1. (Physical Geography) of or relating to the shore of a sea, lake, or ocean
2. (Biology) biology inhabiting the shore of a sea or lake or the shallow waters near the shore: littoral fauna.
n
(Physical Geography) a coastal or shore region
[C17: from Late Latin littorālis, from lītorālis, from lītus shore]

lit•to•ral

(ˈlɪt ər əl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean.
2. (on ocean shores) of or pertaining to the biogeographic region between the sublittoral zone and the high-water line.
3. of or pertaining to the region of freshwater lake beds from the sublittoral zone up to and including damp areas on shore. Compare intertidal.
n.
4. a littoral region.
[1650–60; < Latin littorālis, variant of lītorālis=lītor-, s. of lītus shore + -ālis -al1]

lit·to·ral

(lĭt′ər-əl)
Adjective
Of or on a shore, especially a seashore: the littoral zone.
Noun
The zone between the limits of high and low tides.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.littoral - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or oceanlittoral - the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
coast, seacoast, sea-coast, seashore - the shore of a sea or ocean
Adj.1.littoral - of or relating to a coastal or shore region
Translations

littoral

[ˈlɪtərəl]
A. ADJlitoral
B. Nlitoral m

littoral

(form)
adjlitoral (spec), → Litoral- (spec); (of lake also)in Ufernähe; (of sea also)in Küstennähe; littoral fauna/floraLitoralfauna/-flora f (spec)
nLitorale nt; → Uferland nt; → Küstenstrich mor -region f
References in classic literature ?
For instance, the several species of the Chthamalinae (a sub-family of sessile cirripedes) coat the rocks all over the world in infinite numbers: they are all strictly littoral, with the exception of a single Mediterranean species, which inhabits deep water and has been found fossil in Sicily, whereas not one other species has hitherto been found in any tertiary formation: yet it is now known that the genus Chthamalus existed during the chalk period.
The explanation, no doubt, is, that the littoral and sub-littoral deposits are continually worn away, as soon as they are brought up by the slow and gradual rising of the land within the grinding action of the coast-waves.
The islands were here, as in Chiloe, composed of a stratified, soft, littoral deposit; and the vegetation in consequence was beautifully luxuriant.
A third regular meeting of representatives of the Caspian littoral states to discuss a draft agreement on trade and economic cooperation kicked off in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message on March 13.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that the defense ministries of Caspian littoral states (Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan) are successfully interacting and will hold joint drills in the region next summer.
The Independence-class littoral combat ship hit a cement structure as it headed west through the locks Saturday, the Navy (http://www.
13 July 2016 - 14:47 Zarif Highlighted the Significance of Peace Maintenance in Caspian Sea Zarif had a speech in the ministerial meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday "Sustainable security, peace and stability in the Caspian Sea is highly important to the regional nations and governments," Zarif said, addressing a ministerial meeting of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Wednesday.
Cette rencontre permettra de discuter des defis qui visent a repondre aux besoins specifiques des Etats en developpement sans littoral qui souffrent de la difficulte d'acces au marche mondial, selon la meme source.
A political statement by the heads of five Caspian Sea littoral states on the Caspian Sea status will be adopted at the 4th Caspian Summit on September 29 in Russia's southern city of Astrakhan, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Friday.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif arrived here in Russian capital city Monday night at the top of a delegation to attend the Moscow Caspian Sea Littoral States Foreign Ministers Conference, IRNA reported.