- border region between SE Europe and W Asia, between the Black and Caspian seasoften called the Caucasus
- mountain range in the Caucasus, running northwest to southeast between the Black and Caspian seas: highest peak, Mt. Elbrusin full Caucasus Mountains
Winter in the Caucasus Mountains.
The definition of Caucasus is a mountain range located between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea in Caucasia which serves as a border between Asia and Europe.
An example of Caucasus is a mountain range bordering Asia and Europe.
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.
Usually as the Caucasus, but not always (see quot. 1887)
Via Latin Caucasus, from Ancient Greek Καύκασος (Kaukasos).
- Its geographical range was formerly very extensive, and included Great Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Transylvania, Galicia, the Caucasus as far as the Caspian, southern Russia, Italy, Spain, Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Servia, and portions of central and northern Asia.
- In 1820 he suppressed an insurrection in the Caucasus, for which service he was raised to the rank of major-general.
- This junction has been effected not across the main Caucasus range, but at its E.
- The actual highest summit is wholly French and is the loftiest peak in the Alps, and in Europe also, if certain peaks in the Caucasus be excluded.
- Above sea-level, at the foot of the Beshtau, Mashuk and three other outliers of the Caucasus range, which protect it on the north.