Siberia


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Si·be·ri·a 1

 (sī-bîr′ē-ə)
A region of central and eastern Russia stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by a variety of peoples including the Ostyak, Chukchi, Evenki, and Yakut, Siberia was annexed by Russia in stages during the 1500s and 1600s. Long used as a place of exile for political prisoners, Siberia began to be developed for its mineral resources after the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the early 20th century.

Si·be′ri·an adj. & n.

Si·be·ri·a 2

 (sī-bîr′ē-ə)
n.
A remote undesirable locale: "exiled to the Registry of Motor Vehicles—the Siberia of state government" (Howie Carr).

Siberia

(saɪˈbɪərɪə)
n
(Placename) a vast region of Russia and N Kazakhstan: extends from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific and from the Arctic Ocean to the borders with China and Mongolia; colonized after the building of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Area: 13 807 037 sq km (5 330 896 sq miles)

Si•be•ri•a

(saɪˈbɪər i ə)

n.
a part of the Russian Federation in N Asia, from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific.
Si•be′ri•an, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Siberia - a vast Asian region of RussiaSiberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Khabarovsk - an administrative territory in Russia on the eastern coast of Siberia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Kamchatka Peninsula - a peninsula in eastern Siberia; between Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk
Taimyr Peninsula, Taymyr Peninsula - a peninsula in northern Siberia
Angara, Angara River, Upper Tunguska, Tunguska - a river in southeastern Siberia that flows northwest from Lake Baikal to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Baikal, Baykal, Lake Baikal, Lake Baykal - the largest freshwater lake in Asia or Europe and the deepest lake in the world
Bay of Ob, Gulf of Ob - an inlet of the Kara Sea in western Siberia
Indigirka, Indigirka River - a river in far eastern Siberia that flows generally northward to the Arctic Ocean
Irtish, Irtish River, Irtysh, Irtysh River - an Asian river that rises in the Altai Mountains in northern China and flows generally northwest to become a tributary of the Ob River
Lena, Lena River - a Russian river in Siberia; flows northward into the Laptev Sea
Ob, Ob River - a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
Sayan Mountains - a range of mountains in southern Siberia to the west of Lake Baikal; contain important mineral deposits
Lower Tunguska, Tunguska - a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
Stony Tunguska, Tunguska - a river in Siberia that flows northwest to become a tributary of the Yenisei River
Yenisei, Yenisei River, Yenisey, Yenisey River - a Russian river in Siberia; rises in mountains near the Mongolian border and flows generally northward into the Kara Sea
Nganasan - a member of the Samoyedic people living on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia
Ostyak-Samoyed, Selkup - one of the people of mixed Ostyak and Samoyed origin in Siberia
Yeniseian - a member of one of the groups living in the Yenisei river valley in western Siberia
Siberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia
Translations
Sibiř
Sibirien
Siperia
Sibir
Szibéria
シベリア
시베리아
Siberia
Sibirien
ไซบีเรีย
Siberia

Siberia

[saɪˈbɪərɪə] NSiberia f

Siberia

[saɪˈbɪəriə] nSibérie f

Siberia

nSibirien nt

Siberia

[saɪˈbɪərɪə] nla Siberia

Siberia

سيبيريا Sibiř Sibirien Sibirien Σιβηρία Siberia Siperia Sibérie Sibir Siberia シベリア 시베리아 Siberië Sibir Syberia Sibéria Сибирь Sibirien ไซบีเรีย Sibirya Siberia 西伯利亚
References in classic literature ?
In Siberia they lead the same animal life, and the stripes on their bodies heal, and they are happy as before.
But perhaps the mere crossing of Siberia in a sledge drawn by dogs as Ledyard did, or the taking a long solitary walk on an empty stomach, in the negro heart of Africa, which was the sum of poor Mungo's performances -- this kind of travel, I say, may not be the very best mode of attaining a high social polish.
Then followed four years of penal servitude, spent in the company of common criminals in Siberia, where he began the "Dead House," and some years of service in a disciplinary battalion.
Why, I can get him sent off to Siberia for that alone, if I like; it's sacrilege.
Watson, and those of the Pyrenees, as remarked by Ramond, are more especially allied to the plants of northern Scandinavia; those of the United States to Labrador; those of the mountains of Siberia to the arctic regions of that country.
He was classed as a tramp, sentenced, and sent to live in Siberia.
Though he knows that he has travelled it a thousand times, he cannot recognize a feature in it, but it is as strange to him as if it were a road in Siberia.
In a like manner, in Siberia, we have woods of birch, fir, aspen, and larch, growing in a latitude [10] (64 degs.
I have never changed the faith I held while wandering in the forests and bogs of Siberia.
I have nothing material to say of my particular affairs till I came to Tobolski, the capital city of Siberia, where I continued some time on the following account.
I sided with the geologist of the Expedition in the belief that this patch of skin had once helped to cover a Siberian elephant, in some old forgotten age--but we divided there, the geologist believing that this discovery proved that Siberia had formerly been located where Switzerland is now, whereas I held the opinion that it merely proved that the primeval Swiss was not the dull savage he is represented to have been, but was a being of high intellectual development, who liked to go to the menagerie.
Nor could I pass unnoticed the suggestion of the bleak shores of Lapland, Siberia, Spitzbergen, Nova Zembla, Iceland, Greenland, with "the vast sweep of the Arctic Zone, and those forlorn regions of dreary space,--that reservoir of frost and snow, where firm fields of ice, the accumulation of centuries of winters, glazed in Alpine heights above heights, surround the pole, and concentre the multiplied rigours of extreme cold.