|1.||[ noun ] (geography) a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy|
|Related terms:||sea gulf_of_riga gulf_of_finland Gulf_of_Bothnia|
|2.||[ adjective ] of or near or on the Baltic Sea|
"The Baltic republics"
|3.||[ adjective ] of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages|
|4.||[ noun ] (linguistics) 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|
|Related terms:||Balto-Slavic Latvian Lithuanian Old_Prussian|