Caspian Sea
geographical name sea (salt lake) between Europe & Asia; about 90 feet (27 meters) below sea level area 143,550 square miles (371,795 square kilometers)

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  • Caspian Sea — [kas′pē ən] inland salt sea between Asia and extreme SE Europe, north of Iran: 143,244 sq mi (371,000 sq km) Caspian adj …   English World dictionary

  • Caspian Sea — As captured by …   Wikipedia

  • Caspian Sea — a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland body of water in the world. ab. 169,000 sq. mi. (438,000 sq. km); 85 ft. (26 m) below sea level. * * * Inland salt lake between Europe and Asia, bordering Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan,… …   Universalium

  • Caspian Sea —    The Caspian Sea is the world’s largest enclosed body of water, technically categorizing it as a lake. The sea is intercontinental in nature, separating Europe from Asia, with a surface area of 371,000 square kilometers and a maximum depth of 1 …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Caspian Sea —    An inland sea whose southern portion lies east of Armenia and north of Iran and that came under the control of several ancient Mesopotamian peoples. The Caspian Sea is the world s largest inland waterway, measuring some 143,000 square miles… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Caspian Sea — Cas|pi|an Sea the Caspian Sea the largest ↑inland sea in the world, between southeast Europe and Asia. It is surrounded by Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Caspian Sea — noun a large saltwater lake between Iran and Russia fed by the Volga River; the largest inland body of water in the world • Syn: ↑Caspian • Instance Hypernyms: ↑lake • Part Holonyms: ↑Iran, ↑Islamic Republic of Iran, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Caspian Sea — noun A landlocked sea between Asia and European Russia, and the world’s largest inland body of water. Syn: Mazandaran Sea …   Wiktionary

  • CASPIAN SEA —    an inland sea, partly in Europe and partly in Asia, the largest in the world, being 600 m. from N. to S. and from 270 to 130 m. in breadth, with the Caucasus Mts. on the W. and the Elburz on the S., is the fragment of a larger sea which… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Caspian Sea — Cas′pi•an Sea′ [[t]ˈkæs pi ən[/t]] n. geg a salt lake between SE Europe and Asia: the largest inland body of water in the world. ab. 169,000 sq. mi. (438,000 sq. km); 85 ft. (26 m) below sea level Cas′pi•an, adj …   From formal English to slang

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