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1. Of or relating to the Baltic Sea, the Baltic States, or a Baltic-speaking people.
2. Of or relating to the branch of the Indo-European language family that contains Latvian, Lithuanian, and Old Prussian.
The Baltic language branch.


1. (Placename) denoting or relating to the Baltic Sea or the Baltic States
2. (Languages) of, denoting, or characteristic of Baltic as a group of languages
3. informal Brit extremely cold
4. (Languages) a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian
5. (Placename) short for Baltic Sea
6. (Commerce) Also called: Baltic Exchange an international market for shipbrokers in the City of London: formerly housed in the Baltic Exchange building which was demolished after terrorist bomb damage in 1992


(ˈbɔl tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to the Baltic Sea and the land around it.
2. of or pertaining to the language family Baltic and its speakers.
3. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages that includes Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Baltic - a sea in northern EuropeBaltic - a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
Gulf of Bothnia - a northern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Sweden and Finland
Gulf of Finland - an eastern arm of the Baltic Sea; between Finland and Estonia
Gulf of Riga - an inlet of the Baltic Sea between Latvia and Estonia
2.Baltic - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European
Balto-Slavic, Balto-Slavic language, Balto-Slavonic - a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
Old Prussian - a dead language of the (non-German) Prussians (extinct after 1700); thought to belong to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
Lithuanian - the official language of Lithuania; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
Lettish, Latvian - the official language of Latvia; belongs to the Baltic branch of Indo-European
Adj.1.Baltic - of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages
2.Baltic - of or near or on the Baltic Sea; "The Baltic republics"


A. ADJbáltico
the Baltic stateslos estados bálticos
one of the Baltic portsuno de los puertos del mar Báltico
B. N the Baltic (Sea)el mar Báltico


the Baltic Sea → la Baltique, la mer Baltique
the Baltic → la Baltique, la mer Baltique
Baltics npl (= Baltic states) the Baltics → les États Baltes


[ˈbɔːltɪk] adj (= very cold)
It's baltic in here! → Il fait un froid sibérien ici!


adjOstsee-; language (= of Baltic States)baltisch; Baltic portOstseehafen m; the Baltic Statesdie baltischen Staaten, das Baltikum
the Balticdie Ostsee
the Baltics pldas Baltikum, die baltischen Staaten


[ˈbɔːltɪk] adj & nbaltico/a
the Baltic (Sea) → il (mar) Baltico
References in classic literature ?
I have a weakness for picnics, especially in winter, when the mosquitoes cease from troubling and the ant-hills are at rest; and of all my many favourite picnic spots this one on the Baltic is the loveliest and best.
I've been in the Levant, where some of your Middlemarch goods go-- and then, again, in the Baltic.
Young Shtcherbatsky went into the navy, was drowned in the Baltic, and Levin's relations with the Shtcherbatskys, in spite of his friendship with Oblonsky, became less intimate.
But on the contrary, my papa and mamma are now provided for- I have arranged that rent for them in the Baltic Provinces- and I can live in Petersburg on my pay, and with her fortune and my good management we can get along nicely.
So in dreams, have I seen majestic Satan thrusting forth his tormented colossal claw from the flame Baltic of Hell.
We now launched into the greatest piece of solid earth that is to be found in any part of the world; we had, at least, twelve thousand miles to the sea eastward; two thousand to the bottom of the Baltic Sea westward; and above three thousand, if we left that sea, and went on west, to the British and French channels: we had full five thousand miles to the Indian or Persian Sea south; and about eight hundred to the Frozen Sea north.
He's no more afraid than the isle fort at Cattegat, put there to fight the Baltic with storm-lashed guns, on which the sea-salt cakes
But little Denmark must take care what it is about, and not run counter to the moon; that great realm, that might in an ill-humor bestir itself, and dash down a hail-storm in our faces, or force the Baltic to overflow the sides of its gigantic basin.
There is a slodgy theme in several keys at once, meaning mud-banks, and another for the navigable canal, and the exit into the Baltic is in C sharp major, pianissimo.
Mother Rugen's tea-house on the Baltic Forty couple waltzing on the floor
Even from my distant position by the door I could make out, by the shape of the blue part representing the water, that it was a map of the Baltic provinces.
But near the end of the tenth century new swarms of 'Danes' reappeared from the Baltic lands, once more slaughtering and devastating, until at last in the eleventh century the 'Danish' though Christian Canute ruled for twenty years over all England.

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