the Caucasus. Also called Caucasus Mountains. a mountain range in Caucasia, between the Black and Caspian seas, along the border between the Russian Federation, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Highest peak, Mt. Elbrus, 18,481 feet (5,633 meters).
Also Cau·ca·sia [kaw-key-zhuh, -shuh] /kɔˈkeɪ ʒə, -ʃə/ . a region between the Black and Caspian seas: divided by the Caucasus Mountains into Ciscaucasia in Europe and Transcaucasia in Asia.
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How to use Caucasus in a sentence
The history of horrors in the North Caucasus is so extraordinary and so long as to seem almost otherworldly.Where Chechens Go to Escape Their Surreal Past—and Risky Present | Anna Nemtsova | December 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We reported a split in the ‘Caucasus Emirate’ with some insurgents joining ISIS.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia | Anna Nemtsova | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In this valley so far away from Syria, questions loom like mist drifting off the Caucasus.
Many in the neighboring North Caucasus republics say they envy Chechnya its strong leader.
And we will liberate Chechnya and the entire Caucasus, God willing.ISIS Is Putin’s Problem, Too, and This Chechen Is One Reason Why. | Anna Nemtsova | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Caucasus passed numerous boats being towed up the stream, carrying all sorts of merchandise to Nijni-Novgorod.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
An hour afterwards the bell rang on board the Caucasus, calling the new passengers, and recalling the former ones.Michael Strogoff | Jules Verne
We read of the popular novelist Bestuzhev, who was exiled to Siberia and then sent to the Caucasus as a soldier.Comrade Kropotkin | Victor Robinson
The wandering minstrel is the principal schoolmaster in the Caucasus.Life of Schamyl | John Milton Mackie
Blumenbach chose a particular skull as the type of this race and it happened to be a skull from the Caucasus.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind | Herbert George Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Caucasus
Also called: Caucasus Mountains a mountain range in SW Russia, running along the N borders of Georgia and Azerbaijan, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: mostly over 2700 m (9000 ft). Highest peak: Mount Elbrus, 5642 m (18 510 ft)
another name for Caucasia
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Cultural definitions for Caucasus
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