Definition of Baltic in English:


Syllabification: Bal·tic
Pronunciation: /ˈbôltik


  • 1Of or relating to the Baltic Sea or the region surrounding it.
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    • It supports the restoration of a levy on grain imports from the Black Sea and Baltic regions and pledges to resist any further support price cuts.
    • Seven new countries from eastern Europe and the Baltic region, formerly part of the Soviet empire, were given membership tickets.
    • The reason is that Kaliningrad also depends on transit trade through the non-Russian Baltic region.
  • 2Denoting, belonging to, or relating to a branch of the Indo-European family of languages consisting of Lithuanian, Latvian, and Old Prussian.
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    • The official language is Lithuanian, one of two remaining languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European languages.
    • Latvian, along with Lithuanian, is considered part of the small Baltic language group of the Indo-European family.
    • Latvian belongs to the Baltic group of languages.


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  • 1 (the Baltic) The Baltic Sea or the Baltic States.
  • 2The Baltic languages collectively.
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    • But you just can't argue with top-notch Baltic pop-rock like this.
    • If not, do Southern Europeans speak Baltic?
    • Is it true that they all speak Baltic?


late 16th century: from medieval Latin Balticus, from late Latin Balthae 'dwellers near the Baltic Sea'.

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