Siberian


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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).

Siberian

(saɪˈbɪərɪən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Siberia or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Siberia
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Siberian - a native or inhabitant of SiberiaSiberian - a native or inhabitant of Siberia  
Siberia - a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
Chukchi - a member of an indigenous people living on the Chukchi Peninsula
Adj.1.Siberian - of or relating to or characteristic of Siberia or the Siberians; "Siberian natural resources"; "Siberian coal miners"; "the Siberian tundra"
Translations
szibériai
siberiansiberiancă

Siberian

[saɪˈbɪərɪən]
A. ADJsiberiano
B. Nsiberiano/a m/f

Siberian

adjsibirisch
nSibirier(in) m(f), → Sibirer(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
While Coglan was describing to me the topography along the Siberian Railway the orchestra glided into a medley.
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.
I remember Winters, a newspaper fellow with an Alaskan and Siberian reputation.
The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
The seventh year his schooner was seized in Bering Sea by a Russian cruiser, and all hands, so the talk went, were slammed into the Siberian salt mines.
In a road, through which the heaviest carriages pass without difficulty, and the post-boy every day and night goes and returns, he meets with hardships like those which are endured in Siberian deserts, and missed nothing of romantic danger but a giant and a dragon.
There were Slavonian hunters, fair-skinned and mighty-muscled; short, squat Finns, with flat noses and round faces; Siberian half-breeds, whose noses were more like eagle- beaks; and lean, slant-eyed men, who bore in their veins the Mongol and Tartar blood as well as the blood of the Slav.
Nobody could doubt that he had wandered in Siberian forests, naked and girt with a chain.
I also found, which I observed to the Muscovite governors whom I had an opportunity to converse with, that the poor pagans are not much wiser, or nearer Christianity, for being under the Muscovite government, which they acknowledged was true enough--but that, as they said, was none of their business; that if the Czar expected to convert his Siberian, Tonguse, or Tartar subjects, it should be done by sending clergymen among them, not soldiers; and they added, with more sincerity than I expected, that it was not so much the concern of their monarch to make the people Christians as to make them subjects.
The Siberian salt-lakes are inhabited by small crustaceous animals; and flamingoes (Edin.
Today, in the framework of the working visit to the Republic of Khakassia, the authorized representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Siberian Federal District, Sergei Menyaylo, visited the Khakas Technical Institute, where he talked with the students of the military department established on the basis of a higher educational institution.